Project Benefits & Features

The completion of Phase 1 brings many features and benefits for passengers including:

  • More space! An additional 31,000 square feet of space for the Jeppesen Terminal as well as approximately 158,500 square feet of newly renovated space
  • Modernized spaces with flexibility for the future! New ticketing areas in the center of Level 6 with 86 automated self-bag drop units (43 on each side) to make the to streamline the check-in process
  • Better bathrooms!  Four new restrooms with upgrades to existing restrooms

Phase 2 will bring the following features and benefits for passengers:

  • New security checkpoint on the northwest side of Level 6
  • Widened balcony for more capacity and space at the new checkpoint 
  • A new triple escalator from Level 6 security checkpoint to Level 4 train platform
  • Installation of new escalator on west curbside

With the approval of the Completion Phase of the Great Hall, this phase will:

  • Improved safety for passengers. An additional new security checkpoint with enhanced technology on the northeast side of Level 6. With the completion of this second checkpoint, both checkpoints on Level 5 will be relocated to Level 6. At the same time, this will enable DEN to add more screening lanes, increasing capacity by more than 60%.
  • Modern and spacious ticketing areas. New check-in areas will be built on the south end of Level 6 for all remaining airlines, not just United, Southwest and Frontier. These modular spaces will provide greater flexibility for airline expansion and other changing needs in the future.
  • Upgraded facility. The project will renovate restrooms and replace flooring, lighting, heating, cooling and fire protection systems and elevators/escalators. These improvements will save DEN approximately $200-250 million in maintenance costs over 10 years.
  • Comfortable spaces to meet and greet travelers. This includes both domestic and international arrivals on Level 5.
  • Developing a pipeline of aviation talent. Building and creating DEN’s Center of Excellence and Equity in Aviation, which will be constructed on Level 4 of the Westin Denver International Airport. The center will engage, educate, empower, motivate, and provide opportunities for students who are under-represented and young people who are interested in and passionate about careers in aviation. It will help build a future skilled workforce and come a focal point for the aviation knowledge and practices.

These additional improvements to the Jeppesen Terminal will provide numerous benefits to our passengers and community including:

  • Creating 6,500 direct jobs, 500 indirect jobs, 1,300 induced jobs and an estimated 54,000 additional apprenticeship hours. Additionally, the community will benefit from training and job opportunities once DEN’s Center of Excellence and Equity in Aviation opens.
  • Providing additional space to grow and better serve passengers with new airlines and destinations that better connect our community to the world.
  • Creating efficiencies with current construction activities to minimize construction impacts.
  • Increasing capacity of the terminal to accommodate at least 100 million annual passengers.