Copa Airlines will begin nonstop service from DEN to Panama City, Panama, Dec. 11, 2017, and operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The flight is scheduled to arrive at DEN at 4:12 p.m. and depart DEN at 10:30 p.m. It will operate using a Boeing 737-800 with 154 seats.
Currently, more than 30 passengers a day fly between Denver and Panama, and demand to Central and South America totals nearly 700 passengers per day. Copa’s nonstop flight will enable Denver passengers to arrive in Panama up to two to three hours faster than on other airlines.
This announcement comes just two weeks after DEN announced new nonstop service from Denver to London/Gatwick via Norwegian later this year. The addition of Copa Airlines means DEN will be served by 24 airlines, including eight foreign-flag carriers that provide service to 22 international destinations in nine countries.
We are very excited to welcome Copa Airlines to Denver!
Denver International Airport Welcomes Norwegian With Nonstop Flights to London
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver International Airport (DEN) and Norwegian announced April 5, 2017, that the airline will begin offering nonstop service from Denver to London/Gatwick beginning Sept. 16, 2017. This is the first time since 2012 that DEN has announced a new foreign-flag carrier.
"Norwegian’s announcement today of nonstop service to London further solidifies Denver’s position as a global city," said Mayor Hancock. "We are pleased that Norwegian has chosen to invest in Denver, and we look forward to a successful long-term partnership."
The new service will operate twice a week, on Saturdays and Tuesdays, through Oct. 28. Starting on Nov. 2, the service will increase to three times a week, with an additional flight on Thursdays. The flight is scheduled to arrive at DEN at 12:40 p.m. and depart DEN at 2:40 p.m. It will operate using a Boeing 787-9 with 344 seats, only the second carrier at DEN to operate this aircraft.
"Denver International Airport is delighted to welcome Norwegian to our growing family of airline partners," said DEN CEO Kim Day. "Not only will these flights provide more options for travelers, but they will stimulate the market and increase travel between Denver and London as well as other points in Norwegian’s larger European network."
Currently, nearly 400 people a day travel between Denver and London, ranking London as Denver’s largest long-haul market, and second-largest international market – only Cancun, Mexico, generates more demand.
From an economic standpoint, the United Kingdom ranks as the Colorado’s largest foreign investor, and the commercial relationship between Colorado and the United Kingdom generated over $400 million in trade in 2016. Norwegian’s new nonstop flight to London/Gatwick will bring more economic benefits by generating an estimated 655 new jobs and more than $75 million in annual economic impact to the state of Colorado. Nearly 80 percent of this impact is due to new visitors to Colorado.
"London is an integral part of our ever-growing global route network. The city is perfect for both business and leisure travelers, and we are excited to offer more West Coast routes for Americans who are looking for inexpensive access to London, with connections to several destinations across Europe. Norwegian now offers 48 transatlantic flights from 13 U.S. cities and we are fully committed to offer Americans the most affordable non-stop fares to Europe, combined with our award-winning service. With our continuous U.S. expansion, we also bring even more tourists to the U.S. and support American jobs," said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Up for Adventure in Upstate New York? Nonstop service begins April 25, 2017
Starting Tuesday, April 25, 2017, you can fly nonstop to Albany every day of the week on Southwest Airlines, making a trip to upstate New York more convenient than ever. Whether you are a history buff or an outdoor enthusiast, New York’s capital city on the Hudson River is a destination that offers it all. Book your flights now and start exploring the “other New York” on April 25th.
More Munich, More Adventure! Daily flights begin March 26, 2017
Beginning Sunday, March 26, 2017, Lufthansa will offer daily service between Denver and Munich, adding more opportunity for travel to one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Nonstop flights will increase from five days a week to seven, providing even more opportunities to explore this charming German city that also serves as a major connecting hub to destinations across Europe. Book your flight to begin a new adventure!
Experience Belize with Southwest Airlines
Starting March 11, 2017, Southwest Airlines is making it even easier to create memorable experiences in Belize, DEN’s newest international destination. This will be Denver’s first-ever direct service to this fascinating country which historically sees more than 15,000 annual passengers from the Mile High City, making it our fourth-largest market in Central America. So pack your bags and get ready to experience Belize in all the ways that excite you.
Make Your Way From LoDo to SoCal on Feb. 4, 2017
Beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017, Southwest Airlines will offer nonstop weekend service from Denver, CO, to Long Beach, CA (LGB). Flights will run twice weekly on Saturdays and Sundays, giving weekend warriors another locale to explore on their off-days. DEN is excited to add this Southern California favorite to the domestic destination lineup, expanding the many air service offerings available to passengers. Book your flights now for fun in the sun!
Aeromexico, Allegiant, and Great Lakes Offer New Service from DEN Starting Dec. 17, 2016
Beginning December 17, 2016, Denver International Airport (DEN) will welcome new nonstop service on three airlines, expanding both regional and international travel options for passengers. Aeromexico will be adding Monterrey, Mexico, to its nonstop portfolio at DEN; Allegiant – a new carrier to the DEN lineup! – will begin service to Montrose, Colo. (MTJ); and Great Lakes will offer flights to Telluride, Colo. (TEX), a previously unserved destination.
- Aeromexico’s service to Monterrey will operate seasonally from December 17, 2016, through January 15, 2017, on Saturdays and Sundays via an Embraer 170 aircraft with 76 seats
- Allegiant will become DEN’s newest airline partner offering seasonal service to Montrose (MTJ) between December 17, 2016, through March 25, 2017; flights will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays
- Great Lakes will begin service to Telluride (TEX) with 19-seat Beechcraft 1900 aircraft. Flights will operate during the peak winter season, with a hiatus in April and May, and restart in late June. At the peak, Great Lakes will offer 10 flights per week