Modern Technical Operations hangar facility launches at Denver Airport
Denver International Airport has welcomed Southwest Airlines’ major infrastructure investment into the completion of a modern Technical Operations hangar facility at the airport.
Credit: Denver International Airport (DEN)
Southwest Airlines Co. has celebrated the completion of a major infrastructure investment to support its long-term vision for its Denver operation with the opening of a new Technical Operations complex at Denver International Airport (DEN). The nearly three-year, $100million, 130,000sq ft project includes a large aircraft maintenance hangar and room for offices, training, and warehousing to support the carrier’s Technical Operations team, and represents Southwest’s continued commitment to Denver by bringing more job opportunities to the community.
“As we continue to grow and welcome more passengers at Denver International Airport, we’re laser-focused on the work that happens behind-the-scenes that enables us to provide a great passenger experience,” commented Mike Van de Ven, Southwest Airlines’ President and 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 passengers to the people and the places that matter most in their lives.”
The new hangar adds an important location within Southwest’s network to support scheduled, overnight maintenance of its fleet of nearly 730 Boeing 737 aircraft. The facility includes:
- A 130,000sq ft hangar with offices, a training area, warehouse space, and maintenance shops
- Space inside the hangar for three Boeing 737s and room for eight additional 737s outdoors
- And, serves as the new home for Southwest’s more than 100 Denver-based Technical Operations employees.
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The Technical Operations team will begin moving into the facility in the coming weeks (March-April 2022). The hangar joins six other Southwest Airlines aircraft maintenance hangars located throughout the country including Atlanta, Chicago (Midway), Dallas (Love Field), Houston (Hobby), Orlando, and Phoenix.
“We’re excited to see Southwest Airlines continue to invest in our community and bring high-paying jobs to the region,” said Denver’s Mayor, Michael B. Hancock. “Southwest‘s support, both at the airport and throughout our city, is what makes Denver a top place to live and work, as well as make it attractive for both business and leisure travellers to come visit the Mile High City.”