Tour the Denver International Airport

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The biggest international airport in the US with a land size of 53 square miles, the Denver International Airport (DIA) is the world’s 10th busiest airport by passenger traffic and the 5th busiest by aircraft movements. Also the world’s third biggest international airport, DIA was voted by Time as “America’s Best Run Airport” in 2002 and dubbed as North America’s Best Airport by Business Traveler Magazine’s readers from 2005 to 2009. Its currently facility can accommodate up to 50 million passengers per year with no additional construction.

The Denver International Airport features three midfield concourses. Concourse A, which handles international arrivals at Denver and some departing flights, can be accessed through a pedestrian bridge from the terminal building and the underground train system servicing all concourses. Concourses B and C are accessible through the Denver International Airport Automated Guideway Transit System. In addition, DIA has reserved room for two additional concourses for future expansion.

DIA offers advanced facilities for the convenience and comfort of its visitors and airline passengers. Automated trains shuttle passengers to and fro between the Jeppesen Terminal – where flight check-in, ticketing, ground transportation and baggage claim are located – and airline gates, situated on A, B and C.  Restrooms are located on each level of Jeppesen Terminal and near airline gates. The airport also provides four smoking lounges – The Aviator’s Club on the west side of the terminal, Mesa Verde on A Gates Mezzanine Level, Smokin’ Bear at the center core of the C Gates, and the B Gates Aviator’s Club on the mezzanine level, center core.

The airport also offers best services for travelers. This include massage centers, battery charging stations, baggage storage, ATMs, money exchange centers, lost and found booth, and many others.

One of the pique interests at the airport is the signature roof of the Jeppesen Terminal, which is made up of Teflon-coated material. DIA is also one of the greenest airports in the world, having the biggest solar farm at the country’s commercial airport.

Explore the DIA and be amazed at the artworks that it showcases. The airport is home to one of the biggest public art collections of any airport in the US. Artwork graces the concourses, the passenger train tunnel and the Jeppesen Terminal. Its dynamic art program complements its functions through a series of gallery exhibits and collection of public art. The themes of the exhibits are developed from an artistic interpretation and point of view.

Located at 8500 Peña Boulevard in Denver, Colorado, the Denver International Airport is in close proximity to various hotels such as the Baymont Inn and Suites and Comfort Inn Airport. Restaurants and shops are also available for travelers’ dining and shopping needs.

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