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Many airports in the US are building to expand their capacity

Ground has been broken on Denver International Airport’s US$1.5 billion gate expansion project.

The construction will add 39 new gates to the airport by 2021 and increase the gate capacity of the airport by 30%.

The US$1.5bn project is being managed by Holder Construction and FCI Constructors and Turner Construction and Flatiron Construction.

The Denver gate expansion is just one element of the airport’s $3.5 billion expansion plan. Denver officials also awarded a $1.8 billion renovation and management contract to Ferrovial for the $650 million renovation of the airport’s Jeppesen Terminal and a $1.2 billion concession management agreement.

Kim Day, CEO at Denver International Airport, said, “The new gates are one of several major projects in our US$3.5bn five-year capital improvement program.

“We will not only increase capacity, but we will add more passenger amenities including food and shopping, charging stations and even outdoor space.”

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