"United's optimized schedule allows us to offer our Denver-area customers more flights and greater access to more destinations than ever before," said Ankit Gupta, United's vice president of Domestic Network Panning.
The schedule enhancements at Denver enable United to increase the number of departures; offer more connections and reduce the amount of time customers spend waiting at the airport. Customers arriving on flights from smaller markets to connect at Denver will have more connection opportunities to get to destinations east and west of Denver. For example, a customer traveling between Billings, Montana and San Diego, California or between Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Detroit now has more connection opportunities to more destinations east and west of Denver.
The enhanced schedule will also enable more customers to easily and conveniently connect to United's newest destinations. The airline announced it will begin daily nonstop year-round service between Denver and Charleston, South Carolina and Eureka, California and seasonal summer service between Denver and Fairbanks, Alaska beginning next year. In 2018, United has added more than 50 daily flights and started service to 12 new destinations from Denver including Flagstaff, Arizona; Sonoma County, California; and Monterrey, California.
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