# Denver international airport
For the first time ever, Denver’s airport is hosting a 5K on one of its runways
The Denver 5K on the Runway will begin at 6 a.m. Sept. 10. It's the first race to ever be held on one of DIA's runways.Denver International Airport. (Denver, Colo) Usually, running through the airport means you’re trying to make it to your gate before the final boarding call. But, come September, runners will lace up their shoes and go for an intentional run at Denver International Airport.
Frontier breaks ground on new ground-level boarding facility at DIA
Frontier CEO Barry Biffle speaks at the groundbreaking(Courtesy of Frontier Airlines) (Denver, Colo.) Frontier Airlines and Denver International Airport (DIA) broke ground Monday on a 120,000-square-foot ground-level boarding facility at the east end of Concourse A at DIA.
This is why Denver's airport seems busier than usual
Denver International Airport set a new record for international travel in June 2022.Denver International Airport. (Denver, Colo) You’re not imagining it if Denver International Airport seems busier than usual: For the first half of 2022, more than 32 million passengers passed through the airport, which is a 30 percent increase compared to the first half of 2021. The airport also set a new record, with June 2022 ranking as the busiest month on record for international passenger traffic at DIA.
Downtown Denver bounces back after pandemic
(Acton Crawford on Unsplash) (Denver, Colo.) Since March 2021, downtown Denver foot traffic has steadily increased after suffering a decline when Colorado Gov. Jared Polis ordered people to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3.9 million-square-foot industrial park slated for 316 acres near DIA
(Aurora, Colo.) A joint venture between The Opus Group and Principal Real Estate Investors paid $49.7 million for 316 acres of undeveloped land between Interstate 80 and Denver International Airport.
Denver airport raises parking rates this week
Parking in the garages at Denver International Airport is increasing to $30 a day.Denver International Airport. Starting July 15, Denver International Airport will increase parking rates at some popular lots. Travelers can expect to pay $30 per day to park in the garages closest to the airport. Most rate increases are by $1 to $2.
Trains between DIA concourses shut down, delay passengers at airport
The trains at DIA temporarily went out of service Tuesday morning, causing a bottleneck in the terminal.Denver International Airport. (Denver, Colo) The trains at Denver International Airport temporarily went out of service Tuesday morning, causing backups in the Jeppesen terminals as travelers couldn’t access their gates on a busy travel day.
Expect DIA to be busy for the July 4th weekend. Here’s how to prepare
Woman strolling through an airport.Photo by Oleksandr Pidvalnyi / Pexels. (Denver, CO) Denver International Airport expects nearly 1.2 million people to travel through the airport over the Fourth of July weekend, which will meet or exceed the number of travelers from the same weekend in 2019.
Denver may spend almost $200 million on airport security
(Denver, Colo.) The Denver City Council Business, Arts, Workforce and Aviation Services Committee approved more than $194 million in contracts Wednesday to provide security services at Denver International Airport.
Should you get CLEAR if you already have TSA Pre-Check?
Security lines have been longer than usual at Denver International Airport. TSA Precheck and CLEAR memberships can save travelers time.Denver International Airport. (Denver, Colo) With the busy summer travel season approaching, officials at Denver International Airport are encouraging passengers to arrive two hours before their boarding time—not departure time as has been the advice in the past.
Got extra time at the airport? Play putt-putt golf for free at DIA
Play putt-putt golf for free at Denver International Airport.Denver International Airport. (Denver, Colo) In addition to exploring conspiracy theories or getting a taste of the local dining scene, travelers at Denver International Airport who have some extra time on their hands will soon have another entertainment option: Playing a round of putt-putt golf.
Use these TSA tips to beat long summer security lines at DIA
Ahead of the busy summer travel season, TSA officials say travelers should allow extra time to get checked in and through security.Denver International Airport. (Denver, Colo) If you traveled during the past couple of years, you’ve probably been able to breeze through security lines with little to no wait times. But travel is back (some call 2022 the year of revenge travel), and so are the long security lines.
Denver airport may expand 'Airbnb for cars'
(Denver, Colo.) Denver City Council Tuesday approved two contracts establishing a carsharing program at Denver International Airport. Councilmember Chris Hinds called the program "an Airbnb for cars" during a Facebook chat last week.
Air France returns to DIA with non-stop Paris flights
Air France resumed direct service between Denver and Paris.Denver International Airport. (Denver, Colo) Ahead of the summer travel season, Air France returned to the Mile High City to offer non-stop flights between Denver and Paris.
Hump day Roundup: Top local stories from the Mile High City
(DENVER, Colo.) Hello and welcome to another Wednesday edition of the Denver Daily Roundup. Today is Wednesday, May 4. Happy hump day to all who pushed on this week to make it here.
Spirit Airlines and Denver International Airport celebrate 10 years together amid merger talks
(Denver International Airport) (DENVER, Colo.) Denver International Airport and Spirit Airlines have now been partners for 10 years as of Tuesday. The airport also announced that Tuesday marks over 10 million passengers flying to and from DIA on Spirit Airlines.
Global supply chain woes slow down DIA’s plans for more trains
Denver International Airport has purchased additional trains to replace aging ones and add to its inventory.Denver International Airport. (Denver, Colo) Denver International Airport plans to put more trains on its tracks to shuttle passengers between concourses, making those rides less congested and more frequent as travel returns to pre-pandemic levels. However, global supply chain problems are delaying the delivery of the new train cars, which probably won’t arrive until 2023, according to estimates from airport officials.
United adds non-stop flight from DIA that will excite beer lovers
United Airlines has added a daily nonstop flight from Denver International Airport to Munich.Denver International Airport. (Denver, Colo) Say “prost” to United’s newest non-stop flight out of Denver International Airport. The airline, which has a hub at DIA, will fly daily to Germany’s famed Bavaria region by way of Munich Airport (MUC).
Hump day Roundup: Top local stories from the Mile High City
(Win McNamee/Getty Images) (DENVER, Colo.) Greetings, good morning and happy hump day to you and yours, Denver Rounder-uppers. Welcome to another Wednesday edition of the Denver Daily Roundup. Today is April 20 and a lot is happening in the Mile High City.
Denver pays $331 million for airport expansion, flood repairs
(Denver, Colo.) The Denver City Council extended various contracts for the renovation of Denver International Airport by $331 million over two years Monday. Some of the extensions became necessary after a pipe burst in December 2021 and flooded a newly renovated area of the airport. Hot water caused extensive damage. Although construction companies are working to obtain insurance settlements, they need to make repairs now. Other contract expansions come from a desire to add capacity at the airport.