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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.

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Air Canada resumes nonstop flights to Denver

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Service to Vancouver begins today; flights to Montreal and Toronto scheduled to return on August 1

DENVER – July 1, 2020 – This afternoon, Denver International Airport (DEN) welcomed the return of Air Canada with nonstop service to Vancouver (YVR). Flights will operate once per day on a Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft. This is DEN’s first nonstop flight to Canada in three months.

Air Canada first began service to Denver in October 1995 and is the airport’s longest tenured foreign-flag carrier. The airline will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Denver later this year.

“We are delighted to have another foreign-flag carrier return to DEN as service to our international network slowly resumes,” said DEN CEO Kim Day. “Air Canada has been an important partner for DEN for nearly 25 years and they will continue to be as we work together to connect our passengers globally once again. We appreciate their partnership and continued commitment to DEN as we work through these challenging times together.”

Air Canada has in place Air Canada CleanCare+, a comprehensive, multi-layered bio-safety program designed to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by embedding industry-leading safety practices across the airline’s operations including HEPA filtration systems onboard all aircraft, mandatory temperature checks and face coverings for passengers and crew, stringent sanitation of all high-touch points onboard aircraft using medical-grade disinfectant, and adjusted onboard service to provide customers greater peace of mind during all stages of travel. Learn more about Air Canada CleanCare+ through some informative videos here.

Air Canada flights from Denver to both Toronto (YYZ) and Montreal (YUL) are currently scheduled to resume on August 1.

“I am pleased that flights are once again up and running between Denver and Vancouver, just one example among many of the strong connections between Colorado and Canada,” said Canadian Consul General Stéphane Lessard. “These flights will help facilitate essential and business travel across our shared border. I look forward to more direct flights resuming soon and to the day that our two countries can safely lift the current travel restrictions.”

Air Canada joins Volaris and Southwest as the first airlines to resume nonstop international service to Denver. Border restrictions for travel between the U.S. and Canada remain in place for non-essential travel through July 21 and passengers are urged to review government guidelines before traveling. Many countries still have travel restrictions in place and DEN anticipates additional international service to resume as governments lift restrictions and demand for international travel returns.

Along with the return of international routes, DEN is preparing for an increase in passenger traffic in July. More information regarding summer travel is available here.


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