New direct flight from Richmond to Denver will create western travel options

Posted at 7:23 AM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-11 16:23:10-05

RICHMOND, Va. — If you are looking to fly west, you will soon have a new direct flight option. United Airlines will offer a daily non-stop flight from Richmond International Airport to Denver International Airport. The new route will begin April 5.

“United’s new daily service to Denver provides customers from throughout Virginia’s Capital Region convenient access to Colorado’s largest city and home to one of United’s largest hub airports,” Kellie Clough, United’s sales manager in Richmond, said in a statement. “We are proud to offer our customers numerous opportunities to visit Denver and make easy connections to cities throughout the western United States.”

The 1,482-mile flight will leave Richmond each afternoon at 4 p.m. Flights from Denver to Richmond leave at 3:25 p.m.

The Richmond to Denver route is the longest western flight that leaves RIC.

“This is a highly-desired option to the west made possible by the city of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico fostering a climate for economic growth and development, support from businesses large and small, and efforts of partners at the Greater Richmond Chamber and Richmond Region Tourism,” Capital Region Airport Commission chairman John V. Mazza, Jr. said. “If you’re heading west in the not-too-distant future, we urge you to consider a United option via Denver.”

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