Airport International Airport : During The 1980 's The Outdated Flagship Airport

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KDEN- Denver International Airport
Introduction
Jonathan D. Hale
Middle Tennessee State University

KDEN- Denver International Airport
Introduction
During the 1980’s the outdated flagship airport; Stapleton needed an update. Instead of investing more money into making the airport more efficient, Denver looked to create a bigger airport that would be able to expand for years to come. (Encyclopedia, W. H, n.d.). In 1989, Denver officials found a plot of land with 35,000 acres that would be home to KDEN – Denver International Airport, about 4 years later it opened in September 1993. KDEN is located on the northeastern side of Denver making it easily obtainable to get to the downtown section of Denver.
General Information of KDEN
Development
Creation. The city of Denver wanted to expand capacity of its city and tourism by creating a larger airport that would also replace Stapleton International Airport (Encyclopedia, W. H, n.d.). In the early 1980’s Denver looked for a plot of land that would house the new flagship airport. After several years the Denver committee finally found a piece of land that they were looking for. In September 1989, the federal officials authorize the blueprints of the multibillion-dollar construction of the new airport (Encyclopedia, W. H, n.d.). A 35,000-acre lot given from Adams County to Denver, which increase the size of Denver by 45%. City of Denver hired more than 10,000 construction worker to make it a reality. The airport was officially

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