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Southwest to break ground on $100M maintenance hangar at DIA

The new hangar will have space for three Boeing 737 planes.

DENVER — Southwest Airlines will break ground on a new $100 million maintenance hangar at the Denver International Airport (DIA) in the next few months, Gary Kelly, the CEO and chairman of Southwest Airlines, announced Wednesday morning at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders.

The meeting is being held at the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel and is not open to the public.

Kelly said the hangar will have space for three Boeing 737 planes. There will be parking space for eight more outside of the hangar, he said.

Credit: AP
A Southwest Airlines jet arrives in Denver and is greeted by Southwest Airlines employees on the tarmac at Denver International Airport in Denver on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006. (AP Photo/Bill Ross)

Southwest Airlines is the second-largest passenger carrier flying out of Denver International Airport, according to Denver Business Journal research.

This is the first time the airline has held its annual meeting in Denver.

Read more at the Denver Business Journal

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