United Airlines will begin flying nonstop next spring between Denver and Jacksonville, Florida, meaning that all three of Denver International Airport’s largest carriers soon will offer nonstop connections to the largest city in Florida.
The daily flight will begin on April 9, according to United, a subsidiary of United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL) and the largest carrier at DIA. It will leave Denver each day at 9:45 a.m., arriving in Jacksonville at 3:19 p.m. And then it will leave Jacksonville at 3:55 p.m., touching down at DIA at 6:13 p.m.
Grant Whitney, United vice president of domestic network planning, said today that the Chicago-headquartered airline constantly reviews opportunities to grow its network based on customer demand. Jacksonville is one of those places for which it is seeing more interest, and Denver, as one of the company’s seven mainland U.S. hubs, has the aircraft availability to accommodate the new route.