About DEN

Denver International Airport is the third-busiest airport in the world. With over 69 million passengers traveling through the airport in 2022, DEN is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world’s largest aviation market. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $33.5 billion for the region annually. 

Denver International Airport's mission and vision is to provide excellence in service and support for 100 million annual passengers. DEN will accomplish this through four pillars and four guiding principles:


  • Powering Our People: This includes those who work at DEN and community members who want to be part of DEN today or in the future. Ultimately, we want Denver to become THE place that businesses and governments around the world look to recruit and hire aviation talent.

  • Growing Our Infrastructure: Investing and growing our facility to ensure DEN can accommodate 100 million annual passengers, a 30% increase in passenger traffic.

  • Maintaining What We Have: The airport is turning 27 years old this year and is experiencing a great deal of wear and tear due to our increasing passenger volumes.

  • Expanding Our Global Connections: We want to solidify Denver and DEN’s place on the world map and create more business and tourism opportunities.

Guiding Principles:

  • Sustainability: Our goal is to become the greenest airport in the world

  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility: We are better when everyone has a seat at the table and when we respect and listen to all viewpoint

  • Customer Experience: This is our core business, and we have to exceed the needs and desires of travelers

  • Our Stakeholders: DEN is bigger than just us. Many individuals, businesses and entities depend on our success including our airline partners, concessionaires, neighbors, businesses, local and federal agencies, elected official, travel and tourism partners, our employees and travelers. We must all work together to be successful!