DENVER — United Airlines has launched daily, nonstop service between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Frankfurt, Germany (FRA).
The flights will operate with a Boeing 787-8 aircraft year-round between the two hubs, Denver International Airport announced Thursday at a gate celebration.
The Frankfurt flight will use the same aircraft United uses to operate service from Denver to Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and London-Heathrow (LHR).
“United has added two trans-Atlantic flights from Denver in the last two years, including our newest addition to Frankfurt, which demonstrates our commitment to growing and investing in Denver,” said Steve Jaquith, United’s vice president of the Denver hub. “We’re proud to provide even more ways we can connect Denver to the world.”
Flights will depart Denver at 3:40 p.m. and arrive Frankfurt at 9:20 a.m. the next day. Return flights from Frankfurt will depart at 11:05 a.m. and arrive in Denver at 1:20 p.m., according to DEN.
“We welcome United’s continued expansion at Denver International Airport,” said Kim Day, Denver International Airport CEO. “These new flights to Frankfurt will not only provide a new option for Denver travelers to access the heart of Europe but will strengthen Denver’s position as a premier connecting hub in the global Star Alliance network.”
With the new Frankfurt flight, Denver International Airport will have 50 weekly nonstop flights to Europe in the summer of 2019.
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