Mile-high mastery

Denver International Airport opened 23 years ago and has become a landmark in terms of space, efficiency and good environmental practice. Kevan James reviews its history, and talks to its CEO about what has made it such a widely-respected facility.


The Rocky Mountains are one of the USA’s great landmarks containing, among other things, ski resorts and the grave of wild west showman Buffalo Bill. To the west are the Sierra Nevada range and the Grand Canyon while just to the east, stretching further than the eye can see, are the Great Plains. Nestling in the foothills, one mile above sea level and right on the boundary between the flatland and the peaks, is the City of Denver.

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