DIA kicks off massive $1.8B Great Hall renovation project

July 18, 2018

Ben Miller with the Denver Business Journal writes about DIA’s project kickoff.

Denver International Airport yesterday kicked off its $1.8 billion renovation of the airport’s Great Hall, with luminaries including basketball legend Magic Johnson taking part.

The three-and-a-half year project in the airport’s Jeppesen Terminal will transform levels 5 and 6, airport officials said.

“When the airport opened in 1995, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) didn’t exist and passenger expectations of an airport were vastly different. Today, the Great Hall is well above its design capacity of 50 million passengers and is filled with noisy passenger screening operations and has no space in which to accommodate growth,” said Kim Day, airport CEO, in a statement.

The Great Hall project will move TSA screening checkpoints from Level 5 to Level 6, with a new security system “that will reduce lines and wait times,” airport officials promised. The project also plans to accommodate future airline growth of 80 million passengers.

You can read the full article on the Denver Business Journal.