Denver International Airport (DEN) in the US has opened a new bag drop service at its Pikes Peak and Mt Elbert shuttle parking lots.

Before parking their car and boarding a shuttle to the terminal, motorists leaving their vehicles in the two lots can now check their bags and print their boarding passes.

Denver International Airport CEO Kim Day said: “This new bag drop service is the first of its kind in the country and is another way Denver International Airport is working to make travel easier for our passengers.

“Ultimately, our goal is to make your trip as efficient and enjoyable as we can, and this bag drop is another one of the unique services we now offer to accomplish this goal.”

With the new, free bag drop service in place, passengers do not have to go to a check-in counter in the terminal and thus should their time.

“This new bag drop service is the first of its kind in the country.”

Furthermore, the service eliminates the hassle of carrying luggage onto the shuttle and through the terminal. Passengers are required to follow signs in the parking lots to the bag drop kiosk.

At the kiosk, a member of staff will remove the luggage from the car, check-in the passenger and also print boarding passes. After this, the passenger will park, board the shuttle and head directly to security upon arrival at the terminal.

DEN is offering the bag drop service for domestic flights on Southwest, United, Delta, and American Airlines.

In addition, the airport is offering bag drop services at the Transit Center for passengers arriving by train or bus.

In July, the airport, along with Great Hall Partners, started work on the Jeppesen Terminal renovation project.

Every year, more than 61 million passengers travel through the airport.