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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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Icelandair returns to the Mile High City

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Nonstop service to Reykjavik, Iceland to take flight for the first time since March 2020

DENVER – May 24, 2021 – Denver International Airport (DEN) celebrated the return of Icelandair on Sunday after a 14month suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Flights are scheduled to operate on a Boeing 757-200 four times per week and increase to five times per week mid-June.

“Icelandair’s return not only signals the resurgence of international travel but also the importance of Denver and Colorado as a partner in building back a global network,” said DEN CEO Kim Day. “We appreciate Icelandair’s continued commitment to DEN and look forward to working together as we safely welcome back more and more travelers.”

Icelandair began service at DEN in May 2012 and just celebrated their ninth anniversary on May 11, 2021. Prior to the pandemic, Reykjavik ranked among Denver’s top 10 markets in Europe for travel demand. In recent years Icelandair consistently carried nearly 10 percent of Denver-Europe passengers and provided convenient connections to many European destinations such as Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.

“Iceland has recently opened its borders to all U.S. vaccinated travelers and Icelandair is excited to return to Denver with nonstop flights to Iceland starting today, May 24, 2021. As we approach nearly a decade of service from the Mile High City, we appreciate all of the support we have received over the years and we look forward to continue building a bright future together. The past year was a difficult time for many people and travel was affected greatly,” said Grimur Gislason, Regional Manager – Icelandair North America. “Now, with brighter days ahead, Iceland is just around the corner and we look forward to welcoming Denver aboard, once again.”

Icelandair joins Lufthansa and United in offering nonstop service between Denver and Europe since the COVID-19 pandemic halted all international flights from DEN on April 1, 2020. Iceland is welcoming all travelers that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or can show a certificate of previous infection. Further travel from Iceland to the rest of Europe is currently not permitted for U.S. residents. As borders reopen, DEN anticipates pent-up international travel demand to increase over the course of the summer.


For more information about Icelandair’s flight schedule and special offers to Iceland and beyond, go to www.icelandair.com

For information about traveling to Iceland and up-to-date travel policies go to: www.icelandair.com/blog/iceland-is-open-faq

ABOUT ICELANDAIR

Icelandair offers service to and from Iceland through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport serving destinations in North America and destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K., and Continental Europe. Icelandair also allows passengers to take an Icelandair Stopover at no additional airfare.


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