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Operational Updates at Denver International Airport

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DENVER – April 22, 2020 – Below are the latest operational updates from Denver International Airport (DEN).

Flight and Passenger Traffic Numbers

Passenger traffic volumes remain low at DEN. Last week’s traffic (April 12– April 18) through TSA checkpoints remains down about 95% from the same week last year, which is reflective of the national trend. This metric does not take into account connecting traffic.

During the week of April 13, DEN averaged 625 flights per day. In April 2019, the airport averaged more than 1,600 flights per day, meaning DEN is currently operating 1,000 fewer daily flights

Shuttle Lot Closure

DEN’s shuttle parking lots, including Pikes Peak and Mt. Elbert, will close to incoming vehicles until further notice beginning at 12:01 a.m. on May 11, 2020. After that date, shuttles will continue to run on a regular basis from the terminal to the shuttle lots for returning passengers to retrieve their vehicles. The East Economy lot is being used for employee parking only and is closed to the public, and valet parking in both garages has also been closed. DEN’s other public parking lots are open, including West Economy, the east and west garages, short term parking and the 61st and Peña lot.

Other Operational Impacts (Since April 15 Update)

  • The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at DEN will begin installing plexiglass barriers at security checkpoint podiums this week. The barriers are intended to assist with social distancing and protect both passengers and TSA agents from the spread of COVID-19
  • In accordance with Governor Polis’s Executive Order, all employees who work at DEN in a public area, or who interact with passengers or other employees, must wear a face mask
  • Airlines continue to park unused aircraft at remote de-icing pads, lesser-used taxi ways and on closed runway 8/26. The number of parked aircraft changes frequently based on airline need. We have seen as many as 76 planes parked at one time
  • Many of DEN’s concessionaires are making their own business decisions to close or reduce hours. An updated list is available here
  • Conoco and drive-thru service at Wendy’s at Final Approach are open

Updated information for passengers regarding COVID-19 is available at: www.flydenver.com/traveler_services/covid-19


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