BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11150 posts, RR: 60 Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 745 times:
They are soon going to begin construction on a 36 gate commuter terminal for United Express. The Express gates on Concourse B will be demolised, and Concourse B will be expanded on both ends. Also, Concourse A will be expanded in about 3 years for Frontier Airline's growth. Concourse C will remain the same. There are no current plans of expanding it.
The 16,000ft. runway will be the longest commerical runway in the world. It is schedueled to be completed between the end of this year, and the beginning of next year.
Also, there are plans to build a 4th Concourse, Concourse D in the future. Not anytime too soon though.
Hope that helps
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FrontierMan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 413 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 717 times:
I thought I may just bring to the attention of all readers that United has the right of first refusal for all gates at Denver. So that pretty much would hamper the airport as long as United is still planning to expand DIA's operations.
DIA77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 703 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 687 times:
The 16000 ft runway will allow fully loaded 744 departures during the summertime. UA's domestic 744 from DEN are hardly fully loaded (they aren't fueled to maximum capacity). BA has taken a hit in payload restriction when it flies it's 744s. Until the 12000 ft runways were expanded, LH was concerned that it would be unable to fly a fully loaded A340 into DEN (starting March 25th!).
Roberson From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 156 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 661 times:
Concourse B is already too large as it is. I don't know how someone would be able to make a tight connection on United if the gates were at opposite ends. Last time I was out there, it took me long enough to walk to the last gate on the end from the train to meet someone. And now United wants to make it even bigger? Simply crazy.