Denver International Airport to Add Five New Gates with 39,000-SF Extension of Concourse C
- Sep 19, 2013
Denver International Airport has announced that it has started construction on five new gates at the west end of its C Concourse.
The new 39,000-square-foot extension of the concourse is said to be designed as an “airy, light-filled, easy-to-navigate space,” according to a press release issued by the airport.
Construction of the new gate area is scheduled to be completed in November 2014.
Southwest Airlines has planned to relocate their existing gates on the A Concourse to the C Concourse where the majority of their flights are currently located.
“Denver International Airport is vibrant, strong and growing,” says Manager of Aviation, Kim Day. “Our gates are fully leased, and in order to accommodate Southwest Airlines’ quick and steady growth in Denver, we need to add five gates.
“Denver ranks as Southwest Airline’s fastest-growing station in the carrier’s history. They have grown their business from January 2006, when they offered 13 daily flights to three destinations to a Denver network today of more than 160 daily flights to nearly 60 nonstop destinations.”
Three contractors will work on the $46 million expansion project, which will see the airport add gates C23 through C27.
Milender White Construction Company provided the lowest bid among the on-call contractors, and will be contracted to build the foundation, walls, windows and roof work, while IHC edged-out competitors with its bid to provide the concrete paving in the area where the aircraft will taxi and park.
The third contract will cover the building interior and HVAC systems and will still be up for bidding this month among the existing on-call contractors.
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