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Air France to launch the Paris CDG – Denver route on July 2

Air France will launch on July 2, 2021 a new connection between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Denver International Airport (Colorado). Up to three direct flights will be operated each week (on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with a capacity of 279 seats (30 in Business cabin, 21 in Premium Economy and 228 in Economy).

This new destination will thus strengthen Air France’s service to the United States. Subject to the easing of travel restrictions, the airline will offer flights to 12 US cities during the 2021 summer season: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

With this new route, Europe will be connected to Denver for the first time nonstop by a SkyTeam member airline.

This flight schedule is subject to change depending on travel restrictions. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Air France has been adjusting its offer in real time, taking into account changes in the health situation. Prior to any trip, Air France invites its customers to check the conditions of entry and the documents required on arrival at their destination.

The best of Air France on board the Boeing 787

For Air France customers traveling to Denver, the Boeing 787 provides a number of assets. They will enjoy a real cocoon in the sky in the Business cabin and even more comfort in Premium Economy and Economy with:

–          On-board WiFi adapted to customers’ needs and expectations;
–          Windows that are approximately 30% larger than on similar aircraft;
–          Improved air pressure and humidity levels for greater travel comfort;
–          20% less fuel consumption than previous generation aircraft;
–          A significant reduction in CO2 emissions (about 20%) as well as noise emissions.

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Above Copyright Photo: Air France Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner F-HRBJ (msn 42497) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 950659.

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Winter storm to hit Denver and Colorado airports

American Airlines issued this weather travel alert for Colorado:

American is closely monitoring the winter storm currently expected to bring heavy snow and strong winds through several Colorado cities. The safety of our customers and team members is the airline’s No. 1 priority, and the team will remain in contact with those impacted by this harsh winter storm.

Earlier this week, American issued a travel alert for nine stations in Colorado, allowing customers whose travel plans are impacted by this storm to rebook without change fees. Customers can reschedule their travel on aa.com or by contacting Reservations at 800-433-7300 in the U.S. or Canada. If a customer chooses not to fly to/from an airport covered by the current waiver, American will waive change fees for future travel. Customers are also encouraged to check the status of their flight on aa.com.

The National Weather Service issued this storm warning:

…A major winter storm is expected to impact the central Rockies and central High Plains throughout the weekend…

…Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding over portions of the central to southern Plains this weekend will move into the mid-Mississippi Valley on Monday…

…Critical fire danger for much of New Mexico and parts of western Texas…

The stage is set for a rather energetic low pressure system to bring multiple forms of hazardous weather across the central portion of the country through the weekend as a cold upper-level low exiting the Southwest interacts with a stationary front across the central Plains. The stationary front has been the focus for bouts of severe thunderstorms together with locally heavy rain across the central Plains to the mid-Mississippi Valley. Meanwhile, the cold upper low is currently spreading higher elevation snows into the Four-Corners region of the southwestern U.S. As the upper low edges closer toward the central Plains today, snow will become heavier and will continue to expand into the central Rockies later today. The intensifying storm will also ingest additional Gulf moisture and dump more heavy rain across the central Plains today. The heavy rain will then lift north and northwestward toward the central High Plains later today as the low pressure system intensifies further. In the mean time, heavy snow and possibly blizzard conditions are expected to envelop the Front Range of Colorado and Wyoming.

The storm should reach peak intensity on Sunday, bringing snowfall amounts of possibly 4 feet for the highest elevations while one foot to two feet could be quite common across the nearby central High Plains.

Widespread travel impacts are likely as strong winds combining with snowfall rates of one to two inches per hour to produce blizzard conditions for some areas. Blizzard Warnings, Winter Storm Watches and Warnings have been issued for much the central Rockies to the central High Plains to the Black Hills of South Dakota. At the same time, strong to severe thunderstorms are forecast to move across the southern Plains ahead of a strong cold front associated with the intensifying low pressure system, reaching into the mid-Mississippi Valley by Monday. In addition, dry and strong downslope winds to the south of the storm are expected to promote elevated to critical fire danger across the southern High Plains.

Denver International Airport (DEN) issued this statement on social media:

United Airlines to grow its Denver hub

United Airlines today hosted an event in partnership with Denver International Airport (DEN) celebrating the recent decision from Denver City Council to approve the lease of an additional 24 gates by the airline at DEN, paving the way for local travelers to access more flights to more places than ever before. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz joined Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock to sign United’s proposal to amend its current lease, solidifying United’s plans to grow its Denver hub from 500 to as many as 700 daily flights by 2025. The additional gates are a combination of newly constructed and existing gates, and part of DEN’s $1.5 billion Concourse Expansion Program.

On Jan. 21, the Denver City Council unanimously approved an amendment for United’s lease of additional gates.

In the past five years, United has added more than 100 flights and almost 40 new markets departing from Denver as the company continues to connect Denver to the world conveniently, comfortably and reliably. United has consistently outperformed its peers at DEN – achieving better on-time performance than its top competitor for each of the last 59 months and, despite operating twice as many flights, United had fewer cancellations the last two years than Denver’s second-largest airline.

United’s international offerings are also growing and the airline’s Denver to London route, introduced in 2018, quickly shifted from seasonal to a daily, year-round flight. And due to the success of flights between Denver and London, Frankfurt and Tokyo, United will begin using a larger aircraft, the Boeing 787-9, on these routes starting in June, adding nearly 100 daily seats each way to these popular destinations. United’s growing domestic and international flight offerings have also created thousands of additional connection opportunities for customers traveling through Denver.

The additional gates, located in Concourse A and B, will offer more mainline and regional capabilities. In addition to the gates, United will expand existing United Clubs and add a new Club on Concourse A.

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The Denver Post: United Airlines will now fly at least 500 flights out of Denver three days a week

From the Denver Post:

United Airlines has announced it has exceeded the 500 flights a day threshold on certain days during the summer season. This is a new record for the carrier at DEN (both airports).

Read the full story.

Photo: Denver International Airport.

Southwest to build a new maintenance hangar in Denver

Southwest Airlines has announced during its Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Denver, Colorado, that it intends to begin construction on its first maintenance hangar at the Denver International Airport this summer.

The nearly $100 million investment will allow Southwest’s Mechanics to work on up to three aircraft inside the 130,000 square-foot hangar. There will be parking and facilities outside the hangar for eight additional aircraft. Ground breaking is expected to occur within the next few months and the hangar is anticipated to be completed in late 2020.

The facility can house the 75 Technical Operations Employees currently working in Denver, who are responsible for maintaining Southwest’s all Boeing 737 fleet. Once opened, it’ll join the six other hangars located in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Orlando, and Phoenix. Overall, the Carrier employs more than 4,000 People within its Technical Operations department.

Southwest carries more local travelers to and from Denver than any other carrier. Denver International Airport is also one of the carrier’s top five airports in terms of daily departures in its network of more than 100 cities and offers up to 224 daily departures for sale to nearly 70 nonstop destinations. The carrier employs 4,200 People in Denver.

Images: Southwest Airlines.

United Airlines unveils world’s largest flight training center in Denver

United Airlines today unveiled its state-of-the-art flight training center in Denver, Colorado. The single-site training center is the largest in the world and home to the company’s more than 30 full flight simulators representing all of United’s fleet types.

The flight training center is visited by United’s more than 12,000 pilots at least once a year for new and recurrent training and is also the largest single-site training facility for other airline pilots. More than two dozen other airlines and government agencies send their personnel to train at the industry-leading facility. In addition to pilot training, the facility hosts flight attendants and maintenance technicians for emergency training and other activities.

“This state-of-the-art flight training center symbolizes the investments we’re making in our people and our company, both in Denver and throughout our network,” said Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines. “In addition to providing industry-leading training for our pilots, flight attendants and other vital work groups, this facility will become a thriving center where we foster the professional culture, commitment to safety and dedication to customer service that’s at the heart of the United success story we are seeing take shape.”

United has been training pilots in Denver since 1943. The current campus first opened in 1968 with four buildings, expanded in 1992 with a fifth building and expanded again in 1997 with the addition of a sixth building. In 2015, the company made the decision to consolidate its flight training centers in Denver, kicking off the renovation and nearly doubling the number of flight simulators at the facility. United recently broke ground on a seventh building, which will bring the campus to nearly 540,000 square feet including eight more full flight simulator bays.

United in Denver

United 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. United operates more than 450 daily flights to over 150 airports worldwide from Denver. United will launch 12 new markets in Denver by the end of 2018 and is planning additional new markets for 2019. United has a storied history in Denver, serving the community for more than 80 years, and benefits from a great partnership with local leaders at the city and state levels, including Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, who understand the importance of a thriving aviation sector.

PenAir continues to expand outside of Alaska, will serve three cities in Nebraska and Denver

PenAir (Peninsula Airways) SAAB 340A (F) N662PA (msn 109) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 925112.

PenAir (Anchorage) continues to expand in the “Lower 48”. The regional carrier has been selected to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) to three communities in Nebraska. The airline will launch service to Denver from Kearney, North Platte and Scottsdale replacing Great Lakes Airlines.

Previously the airline announced a major expansion from Portland, Oregon:

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The airline also serves New England from Boston:

PenAir 5.16 BOS Route Map

The airline originally started in Alaska:

PenAir 5.16 Alaska Route Map

Copyright Photo: PenAir also operates SAAB 340B freighters in Alaska. PenAir (Peninsula Airways) SAAB 340A (F) N662PA (msn 109) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 925112.

United to add Denver – Richmond flights

United Express-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N114SY (msn 17000410) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 930968.

United Airlines (Chicago) will add daily United Express Embraer 175 service (operated by SkyWest Airlines) between the Denver hub and Richmond, Virginia starting on April 5 according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N114SY (msn 17000410) taxies at Toronto (Pearson).

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Delta to start Los Angeles – Denver flights

Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N807SK (msn 15082) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 929995.

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will launch five daily flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Denver International Airport beginning June 1, 2016.

In 2016, Delta will begin operating Boeing 717 aircraft on all Delta Shuttle flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco, increase to 10 daily flights to both New York-JFK and Seattle/Tacoma and add a third daily flight to Boston. Delta’s seat growth in Los Angeles has grown more than 99 percent since 2009, the most of any carrier.

Delta’s Los Angeles to Denver flights will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines (St. George) using two-class, 76-seat Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft.

Delta operates 160 peak-day departures to 60 destinations from Los Angeles.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N807SK (msn 15082) of SkyWest Airlines departs from LAX.

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Denver Air Connection to connect Denver with Sheridan, Wyoming

Denver Air Connection (Key Lime Air) 328-300 N395DC (Grd)(Denver Air Connection)(LRW)

Key Lime Air dba Denver Air Connection (Denver) has announced the introduction of nonstop service between Denver, Colorado and Sheridan, Wyoming. The service is scheduled to begin effective November 19, 2015, and will represent the return of commercial airline service to Sheridan.

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The flights are being launched in conjunction with CAST, the Critical Air Service Team, a community wide stakeholders group from Sheridan. CAST includes senior members of the local community whose primary goal has been supporting air service in the region.

Service on Denver Air Connection will operate twice-daily with a Dornier 328JET. The Dornier 328JET is comfortably configured for 30 seats and operates with two pilots and a flight attendant. The service will operate from Sheridan into Denver International Airport, facilitating connections to points worldwide.

Photo: Denver Air Connection.

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