United Airlines Launches New Richmond-Denver Service

Longest and Most-Westerly Flight from Richmond International Airport (RIC)

April 5, 2016

Richmond, VA (April 5, 2016) - United Airlines today launched first-ever daily service between Richmond International Airport and Denver International Airport. United operates the Richmond-Denver flights with 76-seat Embraer EMB 175 aircraft offering United First®, Economy Plus, and Economy seating options.

“United’s new daily service to Denver provides our customers from throughout Virginia’s Capital Region with convenient access to another major economic center and home to one of our largest hub airports,” said Kellie Clough, United’s sales manager in Richmond. “We are committed to making United the airline of choice for customers traveling to Denver and beyond.”

“The growth of the region is dependent upon our ability to transport people in and out of the area in an efficient and economical fashion,” said Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones.  “United’s nonstop flight between Richmond and Denver will enable visitors, business executives and other talent to go back and forth between two great American cities, benefiting the economy in both areas."

Route Facts

  • At 1,482 miles, the new route will be the longest and most westerly flight originating from RIC.
  • Denver ranks as the 11th-most popular destination for Richmond Region travelers.
  • More than 60,000 passengers a year travel between Denver and Richmond.

Supporting Resources

About United Airlines
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of nearly 5,000 flights a day to 342 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 700 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 20 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. Approximately 84,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

About Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Richmond International Airport (RIC) is one of the most modern and well-equipped airports in the eastern United States. Scheduled service from RIC offers nonstop flights to major domestic destinations and connecting options to points around the globe. RIC welcomes more than 3.5 million passengers annually. For more information, please visit flyrichmond.com.

 

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CONTACT:

Richmond International Airport
Troy Bell
tbell@flyrichmond.com or 804-226-3022


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