Feb 5, 2024 - News

Denver International Airport's new west security checkpoint opens for passengers

A photo of the new security checkpoint at Denver's airport.

Photo: Courtesy of Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport's 17-lane west security checkpoint opens Tuesday on the northwest end of Level 6.

Why it matters: The new "state-of-the-art" equipment — part of the second phase of the $2.1 billion Great Hall Project — is expected to shorten travelers' security screening time by roughly 20% and enhance airport safety.

Details: The checkpoint operates from 4am-7:30pm daily with three separate entrances categorized by traveler group:

  • West security 1 (behind the United ticketing lobby): For standard passengers.
  • West security 2 (near door 606): For restricted access, including DEN Reserve, military, and passengers with disabilities.
  • West security 3 (near door 600): For TSA PreCheck and CLEAR customers.

Be smart: All passengers using the new checkpoint can leave their laptops and other large electronics in their carry-on, even without TSA PreCheck, thanks to 3D imaging.

What's next: DIA's east security checkpoint is slated to open by the end of 2025, with another 17 lanes.

  • The Great Hall Project will be completed by the end of 2027, airport officials say.

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