United Airlines will add a nonstop summer seasonal service between Fairbanks and Denver to its schedule beginning summer 2019.
Located in Alaska and serving the city of Fairbanks and its surrounding region, Fairbanks International is operated by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, which oversees 239 airports helping to serve 35 communities throughout the state of Alaska.
The new link is part of United’s strategy to efficiently drive more traffic from smaller communities through their hubs to increase traffic flow.
“Although we are grateful for our already-existing air service, we are excited to see our partnership with United grow,” said Deb Hickok president and CEO of Explore Fairbanks. “We look forward to working together to increase visitation in Fairbanks.”
Commenting on how the airport is delighted with United’s decision to expand its summer seasonal service, Angie Spear, acting airport manager said: “Denver has been one of our target markets based on past route success.”
Denver International Airport’s CCO, Patrick Heck, added: “We are excited that United will add nonstop flights to Fairbanks, which ranked as one of DEN’s largest unserved domestic markets… Not only will this service facilitate more convenient access between Denver and Fairbanks, but it will also provide increased connecting options for passengers travelling through Denver’s growing hub network.”
Ankit Gupta, United’s vice president of domestic network planning underlined that the new service between Denver and Fairbanks will “provide multiple connections for customers and compliments our existing seasonal flights from Chicago O’Hare.”