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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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Opportunities Available at Denver International Airport for Young Aviation Enthusiasts

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DENVER – March 1, 2023 – The Teen Navigator Program is returning to Denver International Airport (DEN)! This annual volunteer program is designed for high school students over the age of 15 who are interested in learning more about the aviation industry and helping passengers navigate the airport. The application for the 2023 program is open Wednesday, March 1 through Sunday, April 16 at 5 p.m.

Teen Navigators volunteer at DEN a minimum of 28 hours during the program and assist passengers find their way through the airport. Students will have the opportunity to participate in educational tours and trainings to obtain skills and knowledge about DEN and the aviation industry. All volunteers must be at least 15 years old at the date of application.

The program will kick off the weekend of June 3 with a required orientation. Interested students may apply at FlyDenver.com/Student_Volunteers.

Additionally, applications are now open for DEN’s College Internship Program! DEN’s annual College Internship Program is designed to empower, impact and engage the workforce of the future. The program includes partnership with the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials and the Colorado Neurodivergent community. The airport offers various intern positions, including operations, planning and design, business technologies, asset management, commercial relations, engineering, and marketing. The intern cohort gets insight into DEN’s professional network. Students will learn about professional development, go on tours, and job shadow.

Internship opportunities are posted at jobs.flydenver.com. All college internship positions are paid and start at $16-$21/hour depending on the division and title. See the individual job postings for the hourly rate and note that a parking or a bus pass is provided.

Applications for College Internships will close on April 14.


Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $33 billion for the region annually. For more information visit www.FlyDenver.com, check us out on YouTube and Instagram, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sign up for DEN’s monthly newsletter Nonstop News.


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