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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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Denver International Airport and United Airlines Celebrate New Nonstop Service Between Denver and Frankfurt

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DENVER – May 2, 2019 – Today United Airlines launched daily, nonstop service between Denver and Frankfurt, Germany (FRA). The flights will operate year-round, expanding the connection between two of the most powerful airline hubs in the world.

Photos of the inaugural celebration are available here.

“Adding additional nonstop service to Frankfurt means expanded opportunities for jobs and our local economy,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “Connecting Denver to the rest of the world deepens and diversifies our air service network, elevating our city’s position in the global economy.”

From Denver, United will conveniently connect more than 100 cities across North America to Frankfurt. From Frankfurt, United’s new service provides customers with easy one-stop access to more than 90 destinations, including key centers of business and tourism like Barcelona, Spain; Budapest, Hungary; Paris; Prague; Rome and Vienna.

“United has added two trans-Atlantic flights from Denver in the last two years, including our newest addition to Frankfurt, which demonstrates our commitment to growing and investing in Denver,” said Steve Jaquith, United’s vice president of the Denver hub. “We’re proud to provide even more ways we can connect Denver to the world.”

The daily flights will operate with a Boeing 787-8 aircraft with 219 seats. This is this the same aircraft United uses to operate service from Denver to Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and London-Heathrow (LHR). Flights will depart Denver at 3:40 p.m. and arrive Frankfurt at 9:20 a.m. the next day. Return flights from Frankfurt will depart at 11:05 a.m. and arrive in Denver at 1:20 p.m.

“We welcome United’s continued expansion at Denver International Airport,” said Denver International Airport CEO Kim Day. “These new flights to Frankfurt will not only provide a new option for Denver travelers to access the heart of Europe but will strengthen Denver’s position as a premier connecting hub in the global Star Alliance network.”

United joins its Star Alliance partner Lufthansa German Airlines in providing nonstop service between Denver and Frankfurt. Frankfurt ranks as Denver’s fourth -largest market in Europe, with nearly 150 people a day traveling between the two cities. With United’s new service, Denver will have 50 weekly nonstop flights to Europe in the summer of 2019, a 13 percent increase over the summer of 2018.

DEN is served by 23 airlines, including 11 foreign-flag carriers. These carriers provide service to 26 international destinations in 12 countries, and 188 domestic destinations in 47 states, for a total of 214 total nonstop destinations.


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