United has announced plans to significantly grow its position as Denver’s leading airline, adding 35 flights, six new routes, a dozen new gates and three clubs, including the largest ones in the carrier’s network.
Starting this summer, United also will double the total number of early morning departures and late evening arrivals in and out of Denver.
“Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and as the Mile High City’s most flown airline, it’s essential that we maintain the most modern infrastructure and fleet to support our local employees and customers and deliver a great experience,” United CEO Scott Kirby said. “Our expansion in Denver will further enable us to connect our customers to destinations across the globe and revitalise our presence at the airport with modern, customer-friendly offerings.”
The airline will add new non-stops to six destinations including four not served by any other Denver airline: Dayton, OH; Greensboro, NC; Lexington, KY and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The airline’s local infrastructure improvements include 12 new gates set to open in the A and B concourses by the middle of 2024. That will give United 90 total gates, the most at Denver International Airport.
To commemorate United’s long-term commitment to the city of Denver, Mayor Michael B. Hancock has issued a proclamation naming 23rd May ‘United Airlines Day.’ United’s presence in Denver is significant to the prosperity of the city, and today’s declaration by the Mayor reiterates United as Denver’s hometown airline.
“It’s been an honour to work with United during my time as Mayor of Denver. Together, we’ve been able to extend our city’s reach across the world,” Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, said. “United’s domestic and global network supports DEN’s Vision 100 strategic plan to expand for 100 million passengers within the next decade, and I’m proud to see them continue to grow their network at DEN and further connect our community to more destinations.”
By Edward Hardy