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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 Announces New Nonstop Service to Frankfurt on United Airlines


DENVER – Nov. 29, 2018 – Today United Airlines announced new daily nonstop service between Denver and Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) beginning on May 2, 2019. The flights will operate year-round, expanding the connection between two of the most powerful airline hubs in the world.

“We are appreciative to have such a great partnership with United Airlines and that they continue to grow and invest in Denver with the addition of this new transatlantic service next summer,” said DEN CEO Kim Day. “Demand for travel between Denver and Europe increased by 20 percent over the past year, more than double the U.S. average. United’s new flights will serve this growing demand and increase tourism and business opportunities.”

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.

“United is committed to expanding our global network for our customers and our employees and we are excited to continue this growth with the addition of new service between Denver and Frankfurt,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network. “From the mid-continent United States to the rest of the world, United offers customers more choice and more international flights and destinations than any other carrier.”

United joins its Star Alliance partner Lufthansa German Airlines in providing nonstop service between Denver and Frankfurt. Frankfurt ranks as Denver’s third-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 24 airlines, including 11 foreign-flag carriers. These carriers provide service to 26 international destinations in 12 countries, and 184 domestic destinations in 46 states, for a total of 210 total nonstop destinations.

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