Denver International Airport (DIA) opened to the public Feb. 28, 1995, and captured the world’s
attention with its striking tented roof structure
and technologically advanced operations. Throughout 2015,
the airport will celebrate that 20-year milestone with events to
demonstrate how far it has come in those two decades.
The first major new airport to be built in the U.S. in 20 years,
DIA has grown from serving 31 million passengers in 1995
to a record of 53. 4 million passengers in 2014. The airport
generates more than $26 billion in annual economic impact
for the state of Colorado and supports nearly 190,000 jobs.
Housed on 53 square miles of land, the airport has room
to double its current capacity to remain competitive in the
growing global aviation marketplace.
In addition to the planned opening this fall of the new 519-
room Westin Denver International Hotel and Conference
Center, train service connecting DIA to downtown in just 35
minutes will begin in 2016. The airport announced that this
year it will enhance customer services and experiences and
will add amenities, such as an outdoor plaza for arts and
entertainment, new comfortable seating, additional power
outlets, shopping and dining options with touchscreen
ordering, and additional surprises.
;Denver International Airport – Hotel and Conference Center
;Denver International Airport – Terminal Exterior