The 113-acre purchase will serve as an expansion of United’s existing pilot training facility, along with space for future projects.
The airline said it intends to build a satellite pilot training facility on part of the land to supplement their existing training facility, which is currently located near Central Park.
Although the facility would only take up a small portion of the purchased land, United says in a statement that it will “evaluate additional opportunities in the future as the United Next plan unfolds.”
The planned facility is scheduled to be complete in 2028.
This May, the airline revealed its plan to expand operations at DIA, adding 35 flights, six routes, and 12 gates as part of a $1 billion infrastructure investment.
In addition, the airline announced plans to refurbish their two existing United Club’s on Concourse B and the addition of a new lounge in Concourse A. United touted the new lounges will serve as the largest ever in their network.
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