What is on Denver International’s service wish list? China, Brazil and additional flights to Europe are the most wanted

Denver International airport has posted a record run of impressive passenger growth during the last couple of years, and the airport is not resting on its laurels as it works to foster new connections to new domestic and international markets.

During 2018, Denver’s annual passenger growth jumped 5% year-on-year to nearly 65 million. The airport in the midst of a USD3.5 billion capital improvement programme that includes addition of 39 gates (a 30% increase) spread across its three concourses and a terminal renovation that will have enhanced security, new dining options and more open and flexible check-in space.

The airport, which is a hub for United Airlines, has direct service to more than 160 nonstop destinations, and ample flights to Europe, Latin America and Canada.  So what are the top destinations on Denver’s wish list? China pops up regularly from the local community, according to Denver International airport vice president of air services development, Laura Jackson.

Speaking on the sidelines of the recent CAPA – Centre for Aviation Americas Aviation Summit in Denver, Ms Jackson also stated that Brazil is also on Denver’s wish list, noting a lot of skiers from the country come to Denver to enjoy skiing in Colorado.

And although, Denver has a solid footprint of service to Europe that includes London, Frankfurt, Paris and Reykjavík, Ms Jackson says there are opportunities for additional long haul service to Europe from Denver.

WATCH MORE… Find out more about Denver International airport’s development in the following CAPA TV interview with Laura Jackson, vice president of air services development, recorded at the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit in Denver, USA in Mar-2019.