Today, Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver International Airport (DEN) celebrated United Airlines’ inaugural nonstop flight between Denver and London Heathrow (LHR). With the flight, United becomes the first airline in Denver to operate long-haul service from Denver to both Europe and Asia.
The new service will operate daily through October 26 using a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft with a total of 219 seats – 36 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class, 70 Economy Plus seats and 113 seats in United Economy. The flight is scheduled to arrive in DEN at 2:25 p.m. on Sundays and 2:15 p.m. the rest of the week and depart DEN at 5:40 p.m.
Currently, nearly 500 people a day travel between Denver and London, ranking London as Denver’s largest long-haul market, and second largest international market – only Cancun, Mexico, generates more demand.
From an economic standpoint, the United Kingdom ranks as the Colorado’s largest foreign investor, and the commercial relationship between Colorado and the United Kingdom generated nearly $425 million over the last year.