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Denver Airport Installs Nearly 10,000 Charging Points

Airlines & Airports | Patrick Clarke | July 28, 2016

Denver Airport Installs Nearly 10,000 Charging Points

Photo courtesy of United Airlines

Denver International Airport is the place to be for air travelers with a dying smartphone or device.

The airport announced Wednesday the completed installation of nearly 10,000 charging points throughout its three concourses.

The $4.7 million project began last November and has added approximately 2,424 "power hubs," each featuring two standard 120-volt electrical plugs and a pair of USB receptacles. In total, 9,696 individual charging points have been added.

More than half of the power hubs were installed in Concourse B, while one-third were installed in Concourse A. The remaining 14 percent were added to Concourse C.

"When Denver International Airport opened 21 years ago, few people could have imagined today’s mobile technology and the demand for places to charge those devices," said airport CEO Kim Day in a statement. "We made this important investment for our passengers, who desire this kind of amenity."

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"At the same time, we have also invested nearly $2.5 million to improve our free public Wi-Fi service – which has been independently verified as being the fastest among any large U.S. airport," added Day. "Taken together, these new and improved services are keeping DEN’s passengers connected to family, friends and the world while they travel."

The sizable addition is certain to be a welcome one among travelers passing through the Mile High City. After all, Denver International Airport hosted roughly 54 million passengers last year and ranked as the sixth-busiest airport in the U.S. in 2015.

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