Some two dozen new passenger gates are scheduled to be built in the next two years inside the sprawling Denver International Airport.
In a statement, Steve Jaquith, vice president of United Airline’s Denver hub, noted that the need for the gates is pressing due to the fact that last year the airline saw more than five hundred departures coming out of the Denver airport.
Jaquith said the additional gates will help get passengers to “that important business meeting, family event, or home to loved ones.”
The new gates will be built in the airport’s Concourse A and Concourse B, adding to the current 66 gates that the airline has up and running at DIA.
According to statistics, United currently accounts for around 45 percent of all airline traffic at DIA.
Upon completion of the gates, say airport officials, United could be seeing as many as 750 departures from DIA on a daily basis. The airport is, in fact, regarded as a primary hub for United’s east-to-west traffic.
Airport officials have said that they would like to see all of United’s new gates completed by 2022.
In signing an official agreement approving the new gate construction, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock remarked, “As United increases daily flights and continues to add new routes, they are creating economic opportunities that benefit our entire community.”
By Garry Boulard
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