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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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Volaris Begins International Service to Chihuahua from Denver


DENVER — July 12, 2014 — Denver International Airport (DEN) today congratulates Volaris on beginning nonstop service to Chihuahua (CUU). Volaris also recently inaugurated nonstop service between Denver and Guadalajara on July 7.

DEN’s international nonstop destinations have increased by more than 30 percent since 2011 to a total of 24 destinations with recent service additions on various airlines to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF); Tokyo, Japan (NRT); Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ), and Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ).

“It is so rewarding to see the economic benefits from air service development in Denver,” said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. “Volaris entered into the Denver market late 2012 with a single route to Mexico City and is already adding two more to Guadalajara and Chihuahua. This move will create new economic opportunities in each city and will connect many Denver residents to family members in these regions.”

Passenger traffic between Mexico City and Denver has increased nearly every month since Volaris began nonstop service between Denver and Benito Juárez International Airport in December 2012.

“As with the recent addition of the Guadalajara route, we hope passengers will be equally as receptive to Volaris’ new nonstop service to Chihuahua,” said Kim Day, CEO of Denver International Airport. “We are grateful to our partner, Volaris, for expanding its network in Denver, and we wish Volaris continued success.”

Volaris will operate the Chihuahua flight once a week on Saturdays. The aircraft will arrive in Denver at 11:20 a.m. and depart to Chihuahua at 12:45 p.m.

“Our goal is to provide greater and better options for the Mexican community currently residing in Colorado who are interested in visiting relatives in Mexico, specifically in Chihuahua,” said Volaris CEO, Enrique Beltranena. “We aim to do this safely and efficiently, without them ever having to resort to 10-hour shuttles by bus. With our greatly competitive fares, we want more people to travel with us, on board one of the youngest fleets in the Americas.”

According to the US Census Bureau, 32 percent of Denver residents are Hispanic or of a Latin American descent. The city is marked by a strong presence of the Mexican community from the states of Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas and Jalisco. According to the Mexican Consulate in Denver, these numbers continue to rise year after year because of strong activity in Denver, Colorado’s state capital.

Social Media Contest: Enter to win two tickets to fly from Denver to Guadalajara or Chihuahua on Volaris! Share your entry with friends to get the most “likes” at The contest ends July 14 at midnight.

Volaris (BMV: VOLAR and NYSE: VLRS) is an ultra low cost airline based in Mexico. With a highly efficient business model based on providing ultra low cost travel and highly efficient operations to offer competitive pricing and drive demand, Volaris aims to provide outstanding levels of high quality services. Volaris targets travelers who seek competitive prices and who travel for leisure or business purposes, or to visit family and friends in Mexico and specific US destinations. The carrier’s pricing strategy, based on providing a complete offering of ancillary services, enables Volaris to offer ultra low fares and travelers to choose and specifically pay for a wide range of optional services. Volaris’ mission is to provide passengers with the highest standards of quality customer service at an affordable price. Since beginning their operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from an initial 5 to a current 105 and its fleet from 4 to 46 aircraft. Volaris currently operates over 200 daily flight segments on routes connecting 33 cities in Mexico and 13 cities in the United States with Mexico’s most modern airplane fleet. Among other recognitions, Volaris has received the prestigious ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for three consecutive years. For more information, please visit:

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