United plans to add more gates and flights at DIA

United Airlines on Tuesday announced its plans to add 12 new gates, 35 flights and three clubs to its presence at Denver International Airport.

Two clubs in Concourse B will count as United’s biggest in the world. The club in Concourse A and another in Concourse B are set to open this summer.

Travelers should be able to use the dozen new gates in the A and B concourses by the middle of next year. The additions will bring United’s total number at DIA to 90 – the most of any carrier at the airport.

The airline’s expansion is prompted by its investment of almost $1 billion toward infrastructure in Denver, which also includes a new check-in lobby and new technology at its gates. The airline is spending $40 million to update 55 gates at Concourse B with new furniture, self-service kiosks and other renovations.

This summer, United will double its number of early-morning departures and late-evening arrivals in Denver. Four new nonstop flights will travel to cities that aren’t currently served by any Denver carriers:

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Lexington, Ky.
  • Greensboro, N.C.
  • Dayton, Ohio

The San Juan flights on new 737 MAX planes will begin on Oct. 29. Additionally, flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica, on the same aircraft are anticipated to start on Nov. 4.

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock dubbed May 23, 2023, as “United Airlines Day in the city of Denver, in honor of their significant contributions to our great city.” United – the city’s largest private employer – currently boasts a Denver labor force of almost 10,000, with the goal of hiring more than 2,300 employees this year.

The carrier’s other hubs include Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The airline calls itself the largest worldwide, as measured by available seat miles.

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