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A New Era for Southwest Arrives in Denver with Expansion of New Hangar


Southwest Airlines is celebrating a new era in Denver as we complete a new, 130,000 square foot maintenance facility at Denver International Airport. The $100 million hangar complex will support our growth in the Mile High City, by bringing more jobs to the region and providing additional space for Teams to perform various types of maintenance on our fleet.


“As we continue to grow and welcome more Customers at Denver International Airport, we’re laser-focused on the work that happens behind-the-scenes that enables us to provide a great Customer experience,” said Mike Van de Ven, Southwest Airlines’ President & Chief Operating Officer. “This new hangar facility is a critical investment that supports our commitment to maintaining a safe, reliable fleet so we can connect our Denver Customers to the people and the places that matter most in their lives.”




The hangar includes space for three Boeing 737s inside and eight outside, training areas, warehouse space, maintenance shops, and offices to support our Denver operation. With Heart at the forefront, the facility will serve as the new home for the more than 100 Denver-based Technical Operations Employees within Southwest. 


With the Technical Operations hangar now complete, we will begin focusing on our next wave of growth. Within the next few months, we will begin moving into the first gates of a 16-gate expansion project on the C concourse at Denver International Airport. Upon completion, Southwest will have the ability to use up to 40 gates, which is the most gates we have at any airport we serve. Work is also underway to expand facilities for our Provisioning and Ground Support Equipment Teams. In addition, we are adding a large People Department at the airport to support our robust hiring efforts.


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