Denver International Airport (DIA) is the largest airport in the United States by total land area and the second-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic. It was first opened in 1995, replacing Stapleton International Airport. Construction began on DIA in 1989, with a vision to create a large international airport that would serve as a gateway to Denver and beyond. The construction process was lengthy and expensive, costing over $4 billion dollars.
The design of Denver International Airport was unique for its time. Its iconic white peaked tents are symbolic of the Rocky Mountains, while its modern architecture reflects the city’s progressive attitude towards growth and innovation. The airport also features an underground train system that connects all concourses, making navigation easier for passengers. DIA also has an impressive art collection featuring pieces from local artists, which helps create an inviting atmosphere for travelers.
DIA has experienced tremendous growth since it opened in 1995 and now serves over 60 million passengers annually. It is home to two major airlines – United Airlines and Southwest Airlines – as well as many other international carriers. Additionally, it offers direct flights to over 200 destinations around the world. In 2019, DIA was ranked as one of the best airports in North America by Skytrax World Airport Awards due to its efficient operations and customer service standards.
DEN is the abbreviation code for Denver International Airport. According to Abbreviation Finder, DEN can also mean:
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Denver International Airport, CO (DEN) Airport
The Denver International Airport is the largest and most important commercial airport in the US state of Colorado. Denver, the most important hub of the US airlines Frontier, Great Lakes and United, is one of the twenty most important commercial airports in the world with more than 50 million passengers handled annually.
In addition, the largest airport in the United States in terms of area, at 4877 meters long and 61 meters wide, has the longest civil runway on the North American continent.
- URL: Denver International Airport, CO (DEN)
- Time zone: GMT -7
- Service phone: +1 303 342-2000
- Address: Denver International Airport, 8500 Peña Boulevard, Denver, CO 80249-6340, USA
- Operator: City & County of Denver Department of Aviation
- Parking spaces: yes, subject to a charge; Short-term and long-term parking spaces, multi-storey garages
- Nearby cities: Aurora (20 km), Thornton (26 km), Denver (30 km), Westminster (31 km), Arvada (36 km), Lakewood (39 km), Highlands Ranch (43 km), Fort Collins (88 km) km)
- Transport connections: The airport is located on the E-470 ring road (toll road), directly between Interstate # 76 and Interstate # 70, approx. 38 kilometers east of Downtown Denver.
- Train connections: The city of Denver is connected to the Amtrak rail network with the “California Zephyr” which runs from Chicago to Emeryville.
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (14.82%), Tuesday (13.63%), Wednesday (14.64%), Thursday (14.76%), Friday (15.04%), Saturday (12.41%), Sunday (14.70%)
- other spellings: Denver International Airport-CO, Денвер, دنفر ، كولورادو, 덴버, دنور, דנוור, डेनवर, デ ン バ ー, เดนเวอร์, 丹佛, Дэнвер, Денвър, Դենվերוورر, ڈیו
Most popular destinations from Denver International Airport, CO (flights per week)
- Los Angeles International Airport, CA (277, 3.10%)
- Las Vegas – McCarran International Airport, NV (248, 2.78%)
- Atlanta International Airport (221, 2.47%)
- Phoenix – Sky Harbor International Airport (209, 2.34%)
- Seattle – Tacoma International Airport, WA (200, 2.24%)
- Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (184, 2.06%)
- Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport, MN (155, 1.73%)
- San Jose International, CA (155, 1.73%)
- Chicago Midway International Airport, IL (153, 1.71%)
- San Francisco International Airport, CA (152, 1.70%)
- Other (78.14%)
Top airlines (share of take-offs / landings)
- Southwest Airlines (6378, 22.39%)
- United Airlines (5789, 20.33%)
- Air Canada (3380, 11.87%)
- Volaris (993, 3.49%)
- Lufthansa (885, 3.11%)
- Frontier Airlines (801, 2.81%)
- Air Creebec (688, 2.42%)
- Air New Zealand (615, 2.16%)
- Air Burkina (522, 1.83%)
- Copa Airlines (513, 1.80%)
- Other (27.79%)
The new airport, which went into operation in 1995, is located approx. 38 kilometers northeast of downtown Denver and therefore closer to the neighboring city of Aurora. The access to the terminal area is located directly on the E-470 ring road, which can be reached either via Interstate # I-76 or Interstate I-70.
The five different bus routes of the “Skyride”, as well as the “Limited” and the “Express” of the public transport company RTD run regularly between the airport and various stops in the greater Denver-Aurora-Broomfield-Boulder area.