Well this is some more Frontier news, theres been a lot recently. The airline unveiled a new plan to build a new 14 gate ground building to house their flights in Denver. The new area would allow for quicker turnaround times and would allow the airline to grow in the airport. The airline says that many airlines do it internationally and have seen good results. It will be interesting to see how this ends up going in the long run.\
The terminal will be attached to terminal A and will have some nice features for passengers like outlets and food options. The terminal will use both airstairs and switchback ramps in order to use both the front and back doors of the planes. This will in theory reduce the amount of boarding time by half.
In my opinion this is kinda dumb, the airline is based in Denver, an absolutely freezing destination during many parts of the year. The ground experience for passengers flying Frontier will decrease dramatically in this case. In my opinion if Frontier wants to expand in Denver they should keep some or all of their current gates in addition to the new building. I see the reasoning behind the move but I just don’t like it. One thing i’ve seen from many Europeans is they like how the US has jetbridges almost everywhere. This is a move in the opposite direction. Also the end of terminal A is a long walk from any of the security checkpoints which is another downside of this plan, even though it wont be unique to DEN. We will just have to see how this all pans out.
Pictures from DEN airport: