Frontier Airlines, in partnership with Denver International Airport (DEN), today announced that it is seeking approval from Denver City Council for a new ground boarding gate facility at DEN. The 10-year agreement covers the build-out of a 120,000-square-foot facility (37,0000 square foot new and 83,000 square foot remodel) on the east end of Concourse A that will include 14 gates, 18,000 square feet of support space and an adjacent 8,000-square-foot maintenance facility.
Frontier will have preferential use and scheduling rights for the 14 ground boarding gates which will enable front and rear aircraft door enplaning and deplaning, along with exclusive branding rights throughout the facility. The plan was presented today to the Denver City Council Business, Arts, Workforce and Aviation Services Committee and, pending Committee approval, is expected to be presented to the full Denver City Council on April 18.
The new Frontier facility at DEN will also include:
- Escalators and elevators to transport customers from the existing Concourse A to the new ground-level facility
- A variety of customer-centric features, including dedicated charging stations for electronic devices, a lactation room and a pet relief area, as well as food and retail options
- Air stairs and switchback ramps for each aircraft to enable dual door boarding and deplaning
- Dedicated support space for customer service, expanded team member break rooms, offices and storage
- An 8,000-square-foot maintenance facility adjacent to the gates that will allow for centralization of personnel and parts in close proximity to the gates and room for growth to support future operations
Pending Denver City Council approval, the first phase of the project, encompassing an initial four gates, is targeted for completion in fall 2023 with full project completion slated for summer 2024.
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