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Denver International Airport Expecting Busy Labor Day Weekend


Tips to easily navigate terminal construction project available at

DENVER – August 30, 2018 – Denver International Airport (DEN) is anticipating a busy Labor Day weekend with more than 680,000 travelers expected to pass through the airport. Friday, August 31 is projected to be the busiest day of the weekend with more than 198,600 travelers expected at DEN. As always, travelers should plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours before departure and check for real-time information on security wait times and parking availability.

Events and activities will be available at the pop-up park on the outdoor plaza for travelers and guests over the holiday weekend. The park features yard games including badminton, cornhole and bocce, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weather permitting. DEN is also hosting a dog agility course at the park Friday at 11 a.m.

DEN is also offering travelers the following tips to help plan ahead and easily navigate around the Great Hall renovation project in the Jeppesen Terminal.

Terminal Navigation

In order to enhance passenger experience and security, DEN has undertaken a project to revitalize the terminal. As a result, the center portion of the Great Hall is closed to the public during construction. Follow yellow signage throughout the Terminal to navigate past the construction walls on Levels 5 and 6. On Level 6, the detour takes you outside along the curb and on Level 5, walking along the baggage claim corridor on either side of the Great Hall is the easiest way to move from one end of the Terminal to the other. Customer service agents and ambassadors are stationed throughout the terminal and are happy to help you find your way.

Airline Check-In

Departing travelers should go directly to their airline’s designated curbside drop-off area for easy access to the check-in counters. Passengers arriving via public transit should walk along the baggage claim corridor on either side of Level 5 and follow the yellow signs to the appropriate check-in area on level 6.


Doors 600, 602 and 604: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Allegiant, American Airlines, British Airways, Copa, Denver Air Connection, Edelweiss, Icelandair, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Sun Country, Volaris and West Jet

Doors 610, 612, 614 and 616: United Airlines


Doors 601, 603, 605: Frontier, Spirit and Delta Airlines

Doors 611, 613 and 615: Southwest

Door 617: Alaska, Boutique, Great Lakes

Security Screening

All three TSA checkpoints are open during phase one of construction in the Great Hall. Check and digital monitors inside the terminal for information on wait times. Follow the yellow construction signage to the checkpoint of your choice.

Terminal Concessions

Subway, Red Rocks and Boulder Tap House on Level 5, and Cantina on Level 6 remain open during this phase of construction in the Terminal. Many additional dining options are available at the Westin hotel and on all three concourses. Temporary kiosks offering snacks and grab-and-go foods have opened near baggage claim carousels 7 and 17, and more are expected to open in the near future. There are also plenty of shopping and dining options on each concourse so arrive early and enjoy some of DEN’s offerings.

Ground Transportation

Ground transportation options such as taxis, rental car shuttles and ride-sharing shuttles still pick up on the east and west sides of Level 5. There are no changes to Uber or Lyft pick-ups. Colorado Mountain Express, SuperShuttle and Green Ride Colorado Shuttle have all relocated to Level 5 near the north security checkpoint.

Commuter Rail to Denver

Access to the RTD commuter rail to downtown Denver is still available from Level 5 of the Terminal. Walk along the baggage claim corridor on Level 5 toward the Westin, exit the Terminal onto the plaza and take the escalator down to Level 1 of the Transit Center. Elevators are also available inside the Westin for passengers with large luggage, strollers or pets.

Passenger Pick Up

Final Approach, DEN’s cellphone waiting lot, is open 24 hours and offers a food court, free wi-fi, real-time flight information boards and more. Drivers who are picking passengers up from DEN are encouraged to wait at Final Approach for a hassle-free experience outside the terminal. When picking up your family or friends, identify a specific door to meet at to help expedite your pick-up.

Additional information and Terminal maps are available online.

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