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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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British Airways Resumes Flights to London-Heathrow

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Sept. 1 also marks the 23rd anniversary of British Airways’ inaugural flight to Denver

DENVER – Sept. 1, 2021 – Today British Airways resumed nonstop service between Denver and London-Heathrow, United Kingdom (LHR). British Airways last departed Denver on March 16, 2020, and Denver has been without nonstop flights to London for more than 500 days.

“The return of British Airways to Denver is a significant milestone on our path to economic recovery,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “Nonstop connectivity to London is critical, both commercially and culturally, to ensuring that recovery is sustainable for our city and our residents for years to come.”

Service will initially operate three days per week onboard a 235-seat Boeing 777 aircraft. Prior to the COVID19 pandemic, London ranked as Denver’s second-largest international market in terms of passenger demand, behind only Cancun, Mexico. Nearly 250,000 passengers traveled between Denver and London in 2019, the busiest year ever for travel between the two cities.

“We can’t wait to welcome our customers back on board our Denver flights and we are honored to be playing our part in reuniting families and friends with their loved ones after such a long time apart,” said Marie Hilditch, Head of North America Sales for British Airways. “The safety of our customers and colleagues has always been at the heart of everything we do. We know some customers won’t have flown for a long time, we can assure them we have a range of COVID-19 measures in place to provide stress and hassle-free travel.”

On Sept. 1, 1998, British Airways became the first carrier to operate year-round nonstop transatlantic service at Denver. Flights initially operated to London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) but moved to Heathrow in 2002. Over the past 23 years, British Airways has transported more than 3.6 million people to and from Denver.

“British Airways has been a committed DEN airline partner for nearly 25 years,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington. “Today, we celebrate the renewal of this important nonstop flight that connects passengers to Europe and beyond.”

British Airways is currently the only airline providing nonstop flights between Denver and London. U.S. citizens are permitted to enter the United Kingdom for nonessential travel, but restrictions apply, and travelers are advised to consult government regulations prior to travel.

Photos from today’s return of British Airways to DEN are available here.


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