November 12, 2003
In settling a dispute between United and Frontier airlines, the city of Denver has agreed to put $137 million into Denver International Airport to build new gates and a regional jet terminal. United, which is trying to work out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, did not want to change its gate contracts with the airport, while Frontier, which is growing, wanted to take over some of United's lesser used gates. Another part of the agreement changes the rules for gate occupancy at the airport, giving managers the ability to reassign United's gates to other carriers when they are not in use.