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DIA’s new boss will oversee $1.3 billion in airport expansion but it will take awhile

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An RTD A Line commuter rail train leaves Denver International Airport, with the Continental Divide in the background. Monday, December 20, 2021.

Denver International Airport anticipates this will be the year passenger traffic returns to pre-pandemic levels– barring any viral surprises. Phil Washington, the new CEO, will be the one to pilot the airport through any turbulence. He spoke with Ryan Warner about COVID travel and ongoing construction– the city just greenlit a $1.3 billion infusion to finish the Great Hall terminal project.