With approximately 53 square miles (13,700 hectares) of land area, Denver International Airport (DEN) has the second largest land ownership of any airport in the world.
DEN’s Division of Real Estate supports the airport’s core aviation mission by capitalizing on DEN’s size, opportunity for growth and centralized location, both nationally and globally, to create innovative, sustainable and economically beneficial commercial development of the airport’s non-aviation land.
Key to DEN Real Estate’s unique opportunity is DEN’s capacity for growth and its unique geographic advantage. At its current size, in 2022, DEN served more than 69 million passengers annually and is the largest generator of economic impact in the state of Colorado.
DEN has the land area available to cost-effectively expand its airfield from its six existing runways to twelve runways at full buildout, with the ultimate ability to serve more than 100 million passengers annually. Even after expansion of airport operations to full buildout, an additional 16,000+ acres (6,475 hectares) of non-aviation land remains available for compatible commercial development.
DEN is located both at the center of the United States and at the global midpoint between Tokyo and Frankfurt. Nonstop flights from Denver reach most major U.S. markets in three and a half hours or less, and standard business hours overlap with those of multiple international time zones. This location provides a strategic advantage for cultivating domestic and international partnerships and attracting worldwide investors.