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United Airlines: More flights to more places from Denver

United Airlines: More flights to more places from Denver

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United Airlines: More flights to more places from Denver

United Airlines today hosted an
event in partnership with Denver International Airport (DEN) celebrating the
recent decision from Denver City Council to approve the lease of an additional
24 gates by the airline at DEN, paving the way for local travelers to access
more flights to more places than ever before. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz
joined Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock to sign United’s proposal to amend its
current lease, solidifying United’s plans to grow its Denver hub from 500 to as
many as 700 daily flights by 2025. The additional gates are a combination of
newly constructed and existing gates, and part of DEN’s $1.5 billion Concourse
Expansion Program.

United Airlines is a vital partner for Denver International Airport, and we’re proud they are continuing to invest and grow right here in Denver,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “As United increases daily flights and continues to add new routes, they are creating economic opportunities that benefit our entire community.”

On Jan. 21, the Denver City
Council unanimously approved an amendment for United’s lease of additional
gates.

“Just over twenty years
ago I moved to Denver with what was then my young, growing family. Ever since,
wherever I’ve lived, I continue to feel great pride at how the Mile High City
seems to reach even greater heights, as well as the role United’s service plays
in driving the region’s success,” said Oscar Munoz, CEO of United
Airlines. “These additional gates will take the starring role Denver plays
in our growth strategy to a new level. It will mean more seats, more
connections and more destinations as Denver continues to extend the global
reach of its businesses and communities. This growth complements the
investments we make in key infrastructure, such as the Western Hemisphere’s
largest flight training center at DEN, and in local communities; because Denver
is not just a hub, it feels like home for so many of us in the United
family.”

In the past five years, United
has added more than 100 flights and almost 40 new markets departing from Denver
as the company continues to connect Denver to the world conveniently,
comfortably and reliably. United has consistently outperformed its peers at DEN
– achieving better on-time performance than its top competitor for each of the
last 59 months and, despite operating twice as many flights, United had fewer
cancellations the last two years than Denver’s second-largest airline.

United’s international
offerings are also growing and the airline’s Denver to London route, introduced
in 2018, quickly shifted from seasonal to a daily, year-round flight. And due
to the success of flights between Denver and London, Frankfurt and Tokyo,
United will begin using a larger aircraft, the Boeing 787-9, on these routes
starting in June, adding nearly 100 daily seats each way to these popular
destinations. United’s growing domestic and international flight offerings have
also created thousands of additional connection opportunities for customers
traveling through Denver.

United is proud to employ more
than 7,000 professionals in Denver who are committed to delivering an
exceptional travel experience to every customer, on every flight, every day.
With their continued contributions and the airline’s future growth, United will
create more than a thousand new, high-quality job opportunities in the coming
years.

The additional gates, located
in Concourse A and B, will offer more mainline and regional capabilities. In
addition to the gates, United will expand existing United Clubs and add a new
Club on Concourse A.

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