DEN Overview

About Denver International Airport (DEN)

Since opening on Feb. 28, 1995, Denver International Airport (DEN) has become the world’s 7th-busiest airport and America’s third-busiest airport by total passengers. With 69 million passengers in 2019, DEN is one of the busiest hubs in the world’s largest aviation market, the United States, and is Colorado’s primary economic engine, generating more than $33.5 billion in annual economic impact for the state (Source: Colorado Department of Transportation, 2018).

• DEN served 3.2 million international passengers in 2019, up 7.6 percent over 2018

• DEN served 215 nonstop destinations in 2019 and added 21 new routes including 15 new destinations

• Average daily passengers: 136, 469 (YTD June 2021)

• 116 gates with 24+ apron-load positions

• The Jeppesen Terminal at DEN features 2.6 million square feet of gross space

       o The approximately 240,000 square-foot tent roof is held up by 34 masts and is large enough to cover more than four football fields

• DEN is one of the few major U.S. airports with room to expand its current facilities to accommodate future growth, encompassing 53 square miles (34,000 acres, or 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. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta, Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles International, and Dallas Fort Worth could collectively fit into DEN’s property  

• DEN has approximately 300 lane miles of roads (more than the distance from Denver to the Utah border)

• The airport has more than 34,000 public parking spaces 

• DEN has six runways

       o Five are 12,000 feet in length (3,600 meters) and 150 feet wide

       o One is 16,000 feet in length (4,800 meters) and 200 feet wide, and is the longest commercial runway in North America

• Number of snow removal equipment: 364 airfield machines, 324 landside machines

• 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

• DEN 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, is the longest commercial runway in the United States

• DEN’s award-winning architecture and magnificent views of the Rocky Mountains create a unique atmosphere for travelers. Jeppesen Terminal’s internationally recognized peaked roof, designed by Fentress Bradburn Architects, is reflective of snow-capped mountains and evokes the early history of Colorado when Native American teepees were located across the Great Plains

• DEN currently offers more than 170 concession locations in more than 205,000 square feet of space

• The airport’s shopping, dining and services program ended 12-months ending June 2021 with $266 million in gross revenue