United Airlines is considering relocating its headquarters to Denver

By Brian Michel on January 8, 2024
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United Airlines is actively pursuing the possibility of relocating its corporate headquarters from Chicago to Denver. Although the move is not yet finalized and is expected to take several years, the airline has already acquired land and recently submitted planning documents to the authorities in Denver.

According to The Denver Post, United Airlines has submitted plans to the City of Denver outlining potential developments for the 113-acre land recently acquired near the city’s airport. While United has confirmed its intention to expand its flight simulator and pilot training facility on the site, the recent filing suggests additional purposes for the land. The new filing also states,  “United is actively investigating programmatic needs to support corporate campus activity accommodating 5,000 employees in future phases of the project.” 

United is currently headquartered in Chicago’s Willis Tower where the company employs nearly 5,000 corporate workers. United entered the Willis Tower back in 2007 after a move from its previous longtime home near Elk Grove Village.

Chicago and Denver are the airline’s two busiest hubs. As of December 2023, United is Denver International Airport’s largest carrier with almost 1000 flights landing and taking off every day.

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