Frontier Airlines and Denver International Airport have broken ground on a 14-Gate facility on the East End of Concourse A.

The project includes the remodelling of 83,000ft2 of space, along with a 37,000ft2 expansion. The new space will feature 14 gates and an adjacent 8,000ft2 maintenance facility.

“We’re thrilled to join with our partners at Denver International Airport and the City of Denver to break ground on this new facility, which will provide a beautiful, convenient, customer-centric experience for departing and arriving Frontier passengers,” said Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier Airlines.

“The use of ground boarding will cut boarding and deplaning times in half by allowing customers access to aircraft from the front and rear and will help support our expansion at DEN. As Colorado’s hometown airline, we are excited to further grow our commitment to the Denver community and beyond and offer an exceptional customer experience at DEN.”

The new facility will feature a variety of customer conveniences, including charging stations, nursing room, pet relief area, food and retail operations and a customer service centre. Escalators will transport customers from the existing Concourse A to the new ground-level facility. Air stairs and switchback ramps will enable dual door boarding and deplaning. Frontier will have preferential use and scheduling rights for the 14 gates, along with exclusive branding rights throughout the facility.

The new maintenance area will allow centralisation of personnel and parts close to the gates, and the entire facility will be complete and operational by mid-2024.