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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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Denver International Airport Receives Engineering News-Record Mountain States Best Project Award

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DENVER – Sept 11, 2023 – Denver International Airport (DEN) has been recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Mountain States for the Concourses B East & C East Expansion projects.

A panel of judges from all areas of the industry reviewed around 100 entries in a variety of categories, examining factors such as safety, innovation, craft quality and community or industry benefit. Winning projects will be covered in more detail in the Nov. 27 issue of ENR Mountain States.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by ENR Mountain States for our Concourses B East & C East Expansion projects,” DEN CEO Phil Washington said. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team members, who worked tirelessly to ensure these projects provided the best possible experience for our customers.”

The Concourses B East & C East Expansion projects were completed in 2022 and included the addition of 23 gates, part of the larger 39 new gates for the overall Concourse Expansion Program, new concessions and expanded passenger amenities, features designed to improve the passenger experience and increase capacity for future growth.

ENR Mountain States is a leading publication covering the construction industry in the Mountain States region, including Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana and the Dakotas. The Best Projects competition recognizes outstanding construction projects in the region and highlights the achievements of the industry.


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