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Update from DEN: Monday morning passengers at DEN experienced significant lines across all security screening checkpoints resulting in lengthy wait times to get through security.

We’ve been in contact with local and national TSA leadership to understand what resources and staffing they had in place this morning, how the lanes were being operated, what advance planning took place, traffic projections, equipment issues and more. At the same time, we are reviewing our own operation regarding how we manage the lines outside the checkpoint. TSA and DEN continue to work together in partnership to address the challenges we are having so that we can best accommodate the numbers of passengers traveling through DEN, particularly at peak times. We are encouraged by the performance of the equipment in the new West Security Checkpoint and the vast majority of times, wait times are below 10 minutes. However, we know there was a problem during peak time on the morning of Feb. 26 and we are going to do everything we can possibly do, working with TSA and our airlines, to fix this situation. Our passengers deserve an amazing, efficient and positive travel experience and we are committed to providing just that.

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DEN Business Development Training Academy Creates Opportunities for Small Businesses


DENVER – June 22, 2023 – Denver International Airport (DEN) is gearing up for another year of Business Development Training Academy (BDTA) and is seeking certified small businesses to participate in the Concourse 100 (entry level) program in its next series, which will run from Aug. 9 – Oct. 5.

In 2022, the academy’s inaugural series took off by helping to create a pipeline for certified small businesses to learn about opportunities and ultimately graduate from the City’s Division of Small Business Opportunity’s (DSBO) certified program. As a result of the training series, 27 businesses completed the program, two of which have earned contracts with DEN (American Automation and Peak Consulting).

“The Business Development Training Academy provides small businesses a systematic approach to working with DEN,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington. “The goal is to provide ample training, growth, education and as many opportunities as possible for the small business community to thrive and build generational wealth.”

With additional sessions, DEN hopes to increase the pool of certified firms ready and able to succeed during the bid process and while partnering with DEN. The nine-week series will support small businesses during their business lifecycle at DEN by providing trainings at all transitional points of the business.

Applicants must be able to commit to the full nine-week program; be a certified small firm in good standing with the City and County of Denver; have no experience at DEN or newly attained a project at DEN; be within the A/E/C Industry, including design, engineering, construction, professional services, and goods and services.

To learn more, visit our Business Development Training Academy website or email [email protected].

Space is limited and the deadline to apply is July 20, 2023. To apply, click here.

The Business Development Training Academy is a part of DEN’s Vision 100 strategic plan to prepare the airport for an inevitable 100 million annual passengers. It is hosted under Center of Equity and Excellence in Aviation (CEEA), a first of its kind in the aviation industry, which will help underserved communities and prepare current and future employees for a career in aviation. Learn more about CEEA here.

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