City council approves Denver International Airport gate expansion project

DENVER -- The Denver City Council voted on Monday night to allow Denver International Airport to add more gates.

The $65 million expansion project will see 39 additional gates installed at the airport. The new to be installed gates have yet to be assigned to any airliner, but one thing is for certain, more passengers will make their way through DIA.

You know how much you love spending time at the airport, so more gates will be great, right?  Some folks think yes, others are critical of the size DIA will become and it will take more time to get from one end of the airport to the other.

But more gates will mean more traffic, longer security lines, more luggage, more people. Hello infrastructure.

DIA spokesperson Heath Montgomery says DIA has spent as much time on future infrastructure challenges as it has on the feasibility of the new to be installed gates.

The new gates are set to be installed at the airport in 2021.