Passengers can reach more than 170 destinations nonstop from Denver International Airport (DEN). Denver boasts the third-largest domestic network in the U.S. and also provides nonstop service to 20 international destinations in eight countries – Germany, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Japan and Panama.
Denver's strategic location near the geographic center of the U.S. makes DEN a convenient transcontinental connecting point. In addition, Denver's relatively isolated location also means that travelers from neighboring states use Denver International as their origin airport, widening Denver's catchment area.
Twenty commercial airlines offer approximately 1,500 daily scheduled passenger flights. The carriers with the largest market share are United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Frontier Airlines, respectively. Denver is United Airlines’ fourth-largest hub by capacity and also ranks as the fourth-largest station for Southwest Airlines; Denver serves as the primary hub for Frontier Airlines.
Room to Grow
Denver International Airport is one of the few major U.S. airports with room to expand its current facilities to accommodate future growth. Encompassing 53 square miles (137.8 square kilometers) of land, DEN is twice the size of Manhattan Island, and is larger than the city boundaries of Boston, Miami, or San Francisco. DEN is the largest airport site in North America and the second-largest in the world.
The efficient layout of six non-intersecting runways allows for multiple simultaneous aircraft movements. Denver International airport has capacity for six additional runways, another terminal and two additional concourses. Denver’s Runway 16R/34L, which runs north-south and is 16,000 feet long (4,800 meters), is the longest commercial runway in the United States. It is one of the reasons DEN has received ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) certification to handle Airbus 380 operations. Airfield Layout
Denver does not have any slot restrictions or curfews and is open 24 hours per day. The Federal Inspection Service (FIS) facility is open between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily.
Air Service Incentives
If you are an airline interested in operating at Denver International Airport, please visit our page about our air service incentive program.