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US Airways flight 445 makes an emergency landing in Denver with smoke in the cabin

US Airways (Phoenix) flight US (AWE) 445 from Charlotte to Denver made a safe emergency landing at Denver International Airport yesterday (March 4) after smoke reportedly filled the cabin. Passengers safely evacuated the pictured Airbus A321-211 registered as N188US (msn 1724) (now painted in American Airlines colors). The 158 passengers and six crew members used the emergency chutes to safely evacuate the aircraft.

Video Below: By CalNinjaMonkey.

American Airlines issued this statement:

American Airlines confirms that US Airways Flight 445, from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Denver International Airport was involved in an incident at Denver this afternoon. While taxiing to the gate, the pilot was alerted to possible smoke in the cabin. The passengers and crew deplaned via the slides and are all in the terminal.

We are in contact with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Airbus A321 had 158 passengers and six crewmembers.

Read the full account from CBS 4 in Denver: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-211 N188US (msn 1724) arrives at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).

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Frontier Airlines to outsource 1,160 airport jobs at Denver International Airport, cuts back routes at Trenton

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver), under its new ownership group, is slashing 1,160 Denver jobs according to the Denver Post. The company informed its Denver employees yesterday it is outsourcing all ramp, baggage, gate and ticket counter positions at Denver International Airport according to the report. Contractor Swissport will take over the positions in March. Denver was the last Frontier station that serviced its flights with its own in-house employees.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

In other news, Frontier Airlines discontinued service from Trenton (Mercer County) to Nashville, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Cleveland on January 6 due to low demand.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 N213FR (msn 4704) completes its final approach to the runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Frontier Airlines to drop more routes from Denver

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) is gradually dropping its spoke routes from and to its hometown Denver International Airport hub due to rising costs.

According to Airline Route, the carrier is planning to drop the following routes through April 2015: Eugene (November 29), Bakersfield (December 1), Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood (December 19), New York (LaGuardia) (December 20), Idaho Falls (January 5, 2015), Fresno, Harrisburg and Spokane (all January 6), Bloomington, Chicago (Midway), Minot, Newport News/Williamsburg, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara (all January 7), Oklahoma City (April 29) and Fargo (April 30).

Frontier has already ended service from Denver to Branson, Bellingham, Great Falls and Jackson Hole.

Read the full report from The Denver Post: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 N227FR (msn 6184) in the new look taxies to the gate at Raleigh-Durham.

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Frontier Airlines to cut flights and jobs at Denver International Airport

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) is planning to cut the number of flights and jobs at its Denver International Airport hub according to The Denver Post.

CEO Dave Siegel has told employees that increased taxes and landing fees has made the DEN hub unprofitable. In the past year the airline has been adding routes at other locations including Trenton and Cleveland as we have reported.

Siegel sites the 30 percent increase in landing fees over the past three years as the main culprit in making DEN connections unprofitable.

Currently the airline operates 85 daily flights but this will decrease to around 70 in January according to the report.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 N227FR (msn 6184) in the new look arrives in Raleigh/Durham.

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Frontier Airlines announces three new routes

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) has announced it will again expand its low-cost service with discount flights between Atlanta and Chicago (O’Hare), Denver and Chicago (O’Hare) and St. Louis and Ft. Myers.

This announcement means Frontier Airlines will now serve 72 destinations nonstop from Denver International Airport, eight cities from Chicago O’Hare, ten destinations from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and five cities from Southwest Florida International Airport (Ft. Myers).

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 N216FR (msn 4745) arrives in Los Angeles.

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United to start nonstop Denver-Panama City, Panama flights on December 3

United Airlines (Chicago) today announced that it will introduce nonstop flights between its hub at Denver International Airport and Panama City beginning on December 3, subject to government approval with flights available for sale at a later date. The new service will operate daily November through August and five times weekly in September and October, offering Denver-area travelers direct access to the Panamanian capital and connections to several additional cities in Central and South America through United’s strategic partnership with Copa Airlines.

United will operate the service with Boeing 737-700 aircraft with 118 seats – 12 in United Business and 106 in United Economy, including 40 Economy Plus extra-legroom seats.

United Airlines is Denver’s largest airline, offering more flights and more seats from the Mile High City to more destinations around the world than any other carrier. The airline offers more than 375 flights each day from Denver International Airport to more than 10 destinations in Latin America, Canada and Asia – as well as service to top business centers in North America.

United has a proud history in Denver, serving the community for over 75 years. The airline is a proud partner of the Colorado Symphony, the Denver Public Schools Foundation, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Latin American Education Foundation and the Denver Broncos.

United employs more than 5,100 coworkers in the Denver area.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-724 N25705 (msn 28766) climbs away from Los Angeles International Airport.

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Delta’s flight 1500 lands safely in Denver after a false bomb threat

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Delta Air Lines‘ (Atlanta) flight DL 1500 from Detroit to Denver landed safely last night (April 18) after a flight attendant found a note in the rear galley threatening a bomb was on board. The Boeing 737-832 (N3750D, msn 32375) with 151 passengers and four crew members landed safely. There was no bomb on board.

Read the full report from ABC 7: CLICK HERE

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United Airlines announces additional flights to Newark for the Super Bowl

United Airlines (Chicago) has announced increased service between its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Denver and Seattle/Tacoma for the Super Bowl being played in New Jersey. Newark Liberty is the airport most convenient to MetLife Stadium, where the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks on February 2, 2014.

For those traveling to the title game, United has added two flights each from Denver and Seattle/Tacoma to Newark Liberty on both January 30 and January 31, 2014. For fans returning home, the airline has added four additional flights back to Denver and three additional flights back to Seattle/Tacoma on February 3, 2014:

Inbound Flights to Newark Liberty
DepartureCity Flight DepartureTime Arrival Time Aircraft Seats Date
Seattle 1212 9:45 a.m. 5:31 p.m. Boeing 777 267 Jan. 30
Seattle 1252 11:30 p.m. 7:23 a.m. (Jan. 31) Boeing 777 267 Jan. 30
Denver 1189 2:58 p.m. 8:29 p.m. Boeing 777 267 Jan. 30
Denver 1112 5:30 p.m. 10:52 p.m. Boeing 777 267 Jan. 30
Seattle 1297 12:43 p.m. 8:29 p.m. Boeing 777 267 Jan. 31
Seattle 371 9 p.m. 5:04 a.m. (Feb. 1) Boeing 757 182 Jan. 31
Denver 204 9 a.m. 2:39 p.m. Boeing 757 182 Jan. 31
Denver 1155 4:05 p.m. 9:27 p.m. Boeing 777 267 Jan. 31
Outbound Flights to Denver and Seattle
Arrival City Flight Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Seats Date
Denver 347 8:29 a.m. 11:04 a.m. Airbus A320 144 Feb. 3
Denver 202 10 a.m. 12:35 p.m. Airbus A320 144 Feb. 3
Seattle 1233 10 a.m. 12:57 p.m. Boeing 777 267 Feb. 3
Seattle 521 noon 3:12 p.m. Boeing 757 182 Feb. 3
Seattle 548 2:59 p.m. 6:03 p.m. Boeing 757 182 Feb. 3
Denver 363 6:59 p.m. 9:32 p.m. Airbus A320 144 Feb. 3
Denver 254 8:10 p.m. 10:43 p.m. Airbus A320 144 Feb. 3

United offers these flights in addition to the carrier’s regularly scheduled New York-Denver and New York-Seattle/Tacoma service. The airline regularly operates five daily flights each way between its Denver hub and both Newark Liberty and La Guardia airports, and two daily flights each way between Seattle/Tacoma and Newark Liberty.

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United is New Jersey’s largest airline, offering more flights and more seats from the Garden State – and from the entire region, including New York – to more destinations around the world than any other airline. United offers 400 flights each day from Newark Liberty – the region’s premier trans-Atlantic gateway – to more than 150 destinations in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Newark Liberty’s location and high-frequency rail service make it the most convenient hub airport for travelers originating in north and central New Jersey, parts of New York City including Wall Street, and southern New York state. Newark’s largest private employer, United employs more than 13,000 aviation professionals in the state.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-222 ER N222UA (msn 30553) taxies at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

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United Airlines inaugurates Denver to Tokyo Narita service with its Boeing 787s

United Airlines (Chicago) yesterday (June 10) re-launched international service on the 787 Dreamliner with the inaugural flight from the airline’s hub in Denver to Tokyo-Narita International Airport. The daily flight marks the Mile High City’s first nonstop connection to Asia, a highly anticipated milestone in Denver’s history.

Flight UA 139 departs Denver daily at 12:35 p.m. (1235) and arrives at Tokyo-Narita International Airport at 3:30 p.m. (1530) the next day. For the return, Flight UA 138 departs Tokyo at 5:25 p.m. (1725) and arrives in Denver at 1:15 p.m. (1315) the same day. (All times are local.)

Together with its joint venture partner ANA, United will offer seamless connections at Narita to or from more than 18 destinations in Asia, including important business and trade destinations like Seoul, South Korea, Bangkok and Singapore.

United is the 787 North American launch customer and now has six Dreamliners in its fleet. Theairline has 55 Dreamliners on order and expects to take delivery of two more from Boeing in the second half of 2013.

In addition to the Tokyo route, United in the past year added nine new Denver routes, including flights to emerging energy markets like Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, and Dickinson, N.D. Other new destinations United serves from Denver include Santa Fe, N.M., and St. George, Utah. United also recently increased the frequency of service from Denver to Mexico.

United offers more flights to more destinations worldwide from Denver than any other airline, with more than 400 peak day departures to 126 destinations throughout the year. United flies to over 60 more cities than the next largest carrier at Denver International Airport.

United is one of Denver’s largest private employers, with nearly 5,000 employees who proudly call Denver home. United celebrated the airline’s 75th anniversary of service to Denver last year with the announcement it would begin service to Tokyo.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. United 787s are configured with 36 seats in United BusinessFirst, 70 seats in United Economy Plus and 113 seats in United Economy. Boeing 787-8 N26906 (msn 34829) climbs gracefully away from the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

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AirTran Airways to fly Denver-Los Cabos starting on March 10

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) and its wholly owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways, have announced new international flights between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) in Baja California, Mexico.

AirTran’s daily service on the new route begins on March 10, 2013.

AirTran Airways also currently serves SJD Los Cabos International Airport with daily service to/from Orange County (increasing to twice-daily as of June 2, 2013) and has flights between other destinations in the US and both Cancun and Mexico City.

Southwest Airlines began service to Denver on January 3, 2006, with 13 daily departures to three destinations.  The airline currently operates 163 daily flights to 54 destinations from Denver.  Southwest recently demonstrated its LUV for the state of Colorado by dedicating Colorado One, a specialty aircraft painted with the colors of the Colorado state flag (see below).

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 737-7BD N290AT (msn 33925) of AirTran Airways completes its final approach into Los Angeles.

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Bottom Copyright Photo (click on the photos for the larger view): Mark Durbin. Colorado One in the form of Boeing 737-7H4 N230WN (msn 34592), taxies at San Francisco.