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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

News and Press

DENVER – March 7, 2020 – As part of United’s commitment to bring Denver-area customers more flights to more places, today the airline launched new nonstop Saturday service between Denver (DEN) and Nassau, Bahamas (NAS).

See photos from the inaugural gate celebration here.Picture of welcoming ceremony for the DEN-NAS flight by United.

The new service will operate once a week year-round, except for mid-August through late October, and provide an important connection between Denver, the West Coast and the Caribbean.

“United Airlines is proud to continue offering Denver-area customers the world’s best network of international and domestic routes from Denver,” said Steve Jaquith, United’s vice president of Denver. “Just in time to escape the cold for Spring Break, our new service connects Denver residents with nonstop access to Nassau. Additionally, as United’s most western flight in the U.S. to the Caribbean of any U.S. carrier, the route provides customers traveling from the western U.S. nearly 100 opportunities for easy one-stop connections to the Bahamas.”

United is the only U.S. airline to fly nonstop to Nassau from Denver, offering Coloradans direct access to this popular Spring Break destination.

“Nassau is a great new addition to Denver’s route network,” said DEN CEO Kim Day. “Our community loves beach vacations and United’s service will help to meet the demand of the growing Denver market.”

About 500 people per week travel between Denver and Nassau and it is anticipated that demand for travel between Denver and Nassau will grow substantially as the result of this new nonstop connection. In the last year, demand for service between DEN and Nassau grew 13 percent and demand for travel between Denver and the Caribbean grew 27 percent.

“The Bahamas brand is currently enjoying unprecedented visibility in the international travel market. We are constantly seeking to expand airlift to make The Bahamas more accessible to more and more travelers. In this vein, we are delighted to welcome United Airlines’ new nonstop service from Denver,” said Joy Jibrilu, Director General of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation. “With Denver coming on stream as a major gateway, for travelers on the West Coast, The Islands Of The Bahamas are just one air connection away.”

The nonstop flight is approximately four hours from DEN to NAS and will operate using an Airbus A320 aircraft with 150 seats.

The addition of Nassau continues United’s significant growth in Denver. In February, United officially signed a new use and lease agreement with the airport, adding 24 more gates to the airline’s operation, bringing United’s total number of gates at DEN to 90. In 2019, the airline added nonstop, daily service from the airport to Frankfurt, Germany and expanded its Denver-London/Heathrow service to operate year-round.

Every customer. Every flight. Every day.

United continues to strengthen its commitment to its customers, looking at every aspect of its business to ensure that the carrier keeps customers’ best interests at the heart of its service. In addition to today’s announcement, United recently:

  • Announced that MileagePlus award miles will never expire
  • Committed $40 million toward a new investment initiative focused on accelerating the development of sustainable aviation fuels and other decarbonization technologies
  • Established Miles on a Mission, a first-of-its-kind crowdsourcing platform which gives customers a simple way to donate miles to non-profit organizations and charities in need of air travel
    – Launched ConnectionSaver, a digital tool dedicated to improving the experience for customers with connecting flights
    – Instituted PlusPoints, new upgrade benefits for MileagePlus Premier members
    – Gave Economy customers a choice of complimentary snacks on domestic flights
    – Made DIRECTV free for every customer on more than 200 aircraft

About United

United’s shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” We are more focused than ever on our commitment to customers through a series of innovations and improvements designed to help build a great experience: Every customer. Every flight. Every day. Together, United and United Express operate approximately 4,900 flights a day to 362 airports across six continents. In 2019, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 791 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express partners operate 581 regional aircraft. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 195 countries via 26 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol “UAL”.


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