United Airlines increases its Denver presence

A United Airlines aircraft lines up at Denver Airport.
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United Airlines has revealed its plans to significantly grow its position in Denver. In a significant increase to its presence, the carrier will add 35 flights, six new routes, a dozen new gates and three clubs, including the largest ones in the carrier’s network.

Starting this summer, United also will double the total number of early morning departures and late evening arrivals in and out of Denver.

“Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and as the Mile High City’s most flown airline, it’s essential that we maintain the most modern infrastructure and fleet to support our local employees and customers and deliver a great experience,” said United CEO Scott Kirby.

“Our expansion in Denver will further enable us to connect our customers to destinations across the globe and revitalize our presence at the airport with modern, customer friendly offerings.”

Six new destinations, 12 new gates

The airline will add new non-stops to six destinations including four not served by any other Denver airline: Dayton, OH; Greensboro, NC; Lexington, KY and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The airline’s local infrastructure improvements include 12 new gates set to open in the A and B concourses by the middle of 2024. That will give United 90 total gates, the most at Denver International Airport.


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This expansion is part of the carrier’s nearly $1 billion investment to further improve the customer experience in Denver.

This summer, United will also open a new club on the A Concourse and reopen its first of two revamped clubs on the B Concourse. The B concourse United Club locations will be the largest ever.

All three United Club locations will feature two full levels of club space, and an upgraded design that reflects the Colorado region.

Growing United’s network in Denver

As a result of the airline’s United Next plan, United will expand mainline flying out of Denver to its highest levels in 20 years, while repurposing its regional fleet to fly to smaller, less-served destinations.

Overall, United will offer more capacity from Denver than ever before, with over 60,000 departing seats per day.

In total, United will operate 35 new flights in 2023 out of Denver and since 2018, has added over 90 mainline departures per day.

Boeing 737 MAX operations

This year, United will fly new 737 MAX aircraft non-stop to San Juan, Puerto Rico, beginning October 29, and Montego Bay, Jamaica, beginning November 4.

In addition to the new routes, United will use its new MAX aircraft to increase service to popular destinations like Miami, Austin, Boston and Atlanta.

As United grows its mainline fleet, the airline will use Embraer 175 aircraft to connect Denver with Asheville, NC; Dayton, OH; Greensboro, NC and Lexington, KY, starting on September 29.


The growing upwardly mobile demographic in Denver is demanding greater access to both domestic and international travel, and United Airlines certainly seems to be placing a solid investment in the region.

This summer, United will fly non-stop to more than 150 destinations from Denver, with over 450 daily departures – more than 50% more flights and destinations than the airline’s nearest competitor.

United is the only airline serving Hawaii non-stop from Denver, with up to five daily flights across Hawaii’s four largest islands.

Additionally, with 18 international destinations – more than double any other airline, and the only US carrier serving Europe and Japan – United is setting itself up as the go-to airline for Denver customers traveling across the United States and the world.

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