United Airlines will launch a daily nonstop flight between Denver International Airport and London's Heathrow Airport beginning March 24, 2018.
United — DIA's largest carrier — will join British Airways in flying the route nonstop.
The seasonal flight will run through Oct. 26, 2018, and will operate each year during the summer traveling months, the airline said.
Steve Jaquith, vice president of Chicago-based United's (NYSE: UAL) Denver hub, touted the airlines' role in helping Denver become an "essential hub connecting business and leisure travelers to destinations around the globe."
"Our new service to London will provide more customers with convenient one-stop opportunities from markets that are served only through Denver, and we’re excited to bring this new service to the Mile High City," Jaquith said.
United previously operated seasonal nonstop service from Denver to London from 2008 to 2011, but pulled the plug claiming the airline wasn't getting the right mix of high-margin business travelers and leisure passengers to turn a profit on the route.
The new nonstop to Heathrow (LHR) will depart Denver at 5:35 p.m. and land in London at 9:40 a.m. the next day. The return flight will depart LHR at 11:40 a.m., landing in Denver at 2:30 p.m.
The airline will use Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner classic aircraft with 219 seats, including 36 flat-bed seated in business class, 70 economy plus seats and 113 economy seats.
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