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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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Alaska Airlines Celebrates Two Decades of Denver Service

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Alaska’s first Denver flights launched on April 28, 2002

Picture of Alaska Airlines jet taxiing at DEN.

DENVER – April 28, 2022 – Today, Alaska Airlines celebrates 20 years serving Denver International Airport (DEN). The carrier inaugurated service to the Mile High City on April 28, 2002 with three daily departures to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). This summer Alaska will average seven daily departures from DEN to three destinations: SEA, Portland, Ore. (PDX) and Anchorage (ANC).

“We are extremely appreciative of Alaska Airlines’ commitment to DEN and our community over the last 20 years,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington. “Not only do they help connect our community to the world , but they share similar values as DEN through their commitment to diversity and equity in education. We look forward to many more years of partnership that will continue to positively impact our community.”

Alaska’s SEA hub offers Denver-originating travelers access to nearly 40 additional destinations through connecting itineraries in peak summer across the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Hawaii. Alaska is also a member of the Oneworld Alliance, whose partner carriers provide service to a global network of cities from SEA.

“We’re happy to celebrate providing our guests with two decades of award-winning service at Denver International Airport,” said Brett Catlin, vice president of network and alliances at Alaska Airlines. “We continue to grow in Denver, including with new flights to Anchorage and Portland over the past two years. As new infrastructure at the airport comes online, we look forward to potential opportunities in the years ahead.”

Over the past 20 years, Alaska has carried more than 8.5 million passengers on its flights through DEN. In addition, Alaska Airlines holds the distinction of ranking as the top carrier capturing passenger demand between Denver and Seattle, totaling over four million travelers since 2002, as well as between Denver and the State of Alaska, totaling 1.5 million travelers over this period.


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