With accolades like "19th-busiest airport in the world," there's always something happening at the Denver International Airport. Below are the latest updates, and more information on transportation in Denver can be found here.

New International Flights

Denver International Airport (DEN) ranks as the second-largest airport in the world by size, the sixth-busiest airport in the United States and the 19th-busiest airport in the world, handling more than 54 million passengers annually. 

In the 2016 World Airport Awards, Denver ranked in the Top 10 for the following categories:

  • Best Airports with 50 million+ Passengers: ranked 9th, making DEN the highest rated large American airport
  • Best Airport Staff in North America: ranked 3rd behind Seattle and Vancouver
  • Best Regional Airport in North America: ranked 1st
  • Best Domestic Airport: ranked 2nd, one of only 2 U.S. airports on the list
  • Best Airports in North America: ranked 2nd behind Vancouver
  • World’s Best Regional Airport: ranked 3rd, one of only 2 U.S. airports on the list


DEN offers nonstop service from 18 international destinations in 7 countries (Germany, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Japan).

In October 2016, IcelandAir announced that it will begin service on two additional nonstop flights between Denver and Reykjavik. With these additions, beginning in June 2017, there will now be nine nonstop flights weekly between the two cities.

Virgin America added its first ever Denver flight on March 15, 2016, a Denver to San Francisco route.

Sun Country Airlines added daily nonstop service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Denver with service beginning May 2, 2016.

German airline Lufthansa launched a nonstop flight from Denver to Munich that began service on May 11, 2016. It plans to expand the service to daily flights beginning in March 2017. This is in addition to daily flights between Denver and Frankfurt, Germany. 

In June 2016, Southwest Airlines began weekly nonstop flights between Denver and Charleston, S.C.; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Norfolk, Va.

Frontier Airlines added nonstop flights from San Antonio, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Columbus, Ohio in 2016.

United Airlines began nonstop flights from Richmond, Va. to Denver in April 2016. More than 60,000 passengers currently travel between the two cities each year.

On June 4, 2016 Air Canada began a nonstop flight from Denver to Montreal.

A variety of airlines now connecting at DEN offer nonstop service to more than 181 destinations worldwide including: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Boutique Air, Branson Air Express, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Denver Air Connection, Frontier Airlines, Great Lakes Aviation, Icelandair, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America and Volaris.

Airport Commuter Rail

At a cost of $9, travelers can take the commuter rail from Denver Union Station to Denver International Airport and vice versa. The 23-mile ride offers larger trains, traveling at higher speeds than light rail trains. The rail line serves eight total stations, including the new Westin Denver International Airport Hotel, connected to the airport itself.

New Airport Westin

The 519-room hotel features 27,500 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate groups up to 800 people and a public plaza.

Latest Awards and Accolades

Denver International Airport continues as a major airline hub, the third-largest domestic network in the United States, and offers nonstop service to more than 150 U.S. cities.