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DIA's top airlines react to Great Hall construction chaos

Monica Vendituoli
DIA's top airlines react to Great Hall construction chaos

Denver International Airport’s top two airline passenger carriers — have responded to the airport’s decision to terminate its 34-year, $1.8 billion Great Hall construction contract with Great Hall Partners. While DIA's CEO Kim Day said at a news conference Tuesday that DIA has the backing of its airline partners, representatives from Southwest (NYSE: LUV) and United (NASDAQ: UAL) said they are following developments with the project closely.  Day said Tuesday that the contract termination was caused by several factors and could alter the breadth of the public-private partnership project, which the Denver City Council approved in 2017. “We are very interested to learn more and work in partnership with airport leadership to determine the project’s next steps.” Erin Benson Scharra, a spokeswoman for United, highlighted the airlines’ close working relationship with DIA in her statement.