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February 15, 2019

United to fly nonstop from Portland Jetport to Denver

Courtesy / Portland International Jetport
Courtesy / Portland International Jetport
Portland International Jetport announced on Thursday that United Airlines will start nonstop seasonal service from Portland to Denver this spring.

United Airlines will start nonstop seasonal service from Portland International Jetport to Denver this spring, the Jetport announced on Thursday.

The weekend service will run from June 8 through Labor Day, providing easy connections through Denver to popular west coast destinations.

"We are thrilled to see United Airlines make this investment into Portland," said Paul Bradbury, the Jetport's director, in a news release.

He added: "We have been working with United to engage the Denver market and to increase our east-west connectivity. Given the strength of United's hub in Denver and the connection opportunities that exist, today's announcement does just that. We are grateful United chose to make getting to Maine much more flyer friendly."

Steve Jaquith, United's vice president of the Denver hub, said the carrier looks forward to connecting Portland customers to Denver and the hundreds of domestic and international destinations in United's network

The new service will operate every Saturday and Sunday, with flights departing Denver at 8 a.m. and arriving in Portland at 1:54 p.m., and flights leaving Portland at 3:05 p.m. and landing in Denver at 5:40 p.m.

The news comes ahead of 2018 Jetport passenger traffic numbers due out next week.

In an interview at the Jetport last October, Bradbury told Mainebiz that he would like to add a customs facility at the Jetport, which would open up possibilities for international flights.

He also said the Jetport offers an "optimal" mix of carriers.

Frontier Airlines came to Portland last July and flies to Denver, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., as well as Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa in Florida. United flies between the Jetport and Chicago O'Hare, Newark and Washington Dulles.

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