United Airlines is upgrading its long-haul flights from Denver to mark a deal to expand the hub with new gates that can accommodate a record 700, or more, flights. The additional gates are a combination of newly constructed and existing gates, and part of DEN’s $1.5 billion Concourse Expansion Program.
United’s international offerings are also growing and the airline’s Denver to London route, introduced in 2018, quickly shifted from seasonal to a daily, year-round flight. And due to the success of flights between Denver and London, Frankfurt and Tokyo, United will begin using a larger aircraft, the Boeing 787-9, on these routes starting in June, adding nearly 100 daily seats each way to these popular destinations. United’s growing domestic and international flight offerings have also created thousands of additional connection opportunities for customers traveling through Denver.
United is proud to employ more than 7,000 professionals in Denver who are committed to delivering an exceptional travel experience to every customer, on every flight, every day. With their continued contributions and the airline’s future growth, United will create more than a thousand new, high-quality job opportunities in the coming years.
The additional gates, located in Concourse A and B, will offer more mainline and regional capabilities. In addition to the gates, United will expand existing United Clubs and add a new Club on Concourse A.
“United Airlines is a vital partner for Denver International Airport, and we’re proud they are continuing to invest and grow right here in Denver,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “As United increases daily flights and continues to add new routes, they are creating economic opportunities that benefit our entire community.”
On Jan. 21, the Denver City Council unanimously approved an amendment for United’s lease of additional gates.