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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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Larger Aircraft to Serve Denver-London Route


DENVER – Oct. 21, 2014 – Denver International Airport (DIA) is pleased to announce British Airways will increase its capacity by 23 percent beginning March 2015 on its daily nonstop route between Denver and London Heathrow Airports. Currently, British Airways operates a Boeing 777-200 aircraft and to accommodate this capacity increase, the airline will operate a Boeing 747-400, which will have a total of 337 seats. British Airways will be introducing first class service into the Denver market in addition to Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller.

The British Airways service has supported 1,300 jobs annually, generated $694 million in wages and a total economic impact of more than $2.2 billion to the state’s economy since service began on Sept. 1, 1998 between Denver and Gatwick Airport, according to DIA’s analysis. This route was DIA’s first daily, year-round transatlantic flight since DIA opened in 1995. In 2002, services switched from Gatwick Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

“British Airways has demonstrated their commitment to the Denver market for more than 15 years,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “This capacity increase will provide more access not only to London, but to markets across the world, further strengthening Denver’s global reach.”

Nearly 2.5 million passengers have traveled on this flight between September 1998 and August 2014.

“British Airways, in a response to our strong market and in character with their great partnership of the last 15 years, continues to invest in Denver and Colorado,” said Denver International Airport CEO Kim Day. “London ranks as Denver’s largest market in Europe and BA’s hub at Heathrow is a key component of our global connectivity.”

Further information, including flight schedules, fares and the airline’s flagship brand, First, are available at

“Metro Denver’s business community is proud of our long-standing relationship with British Airways and celebrates this exciting announcement,” said Tom Clark, CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. “Expanded service to London will be key to many of our region’s company headquarters and businesses in leading industries such as aerospace, bioscience, energy, and information technology.”

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