United Airlines has announced plans to launch daily nonstop jet service between Louisville International Airport and Denver International Airport beginning Dec. 17. United Express carrier SkyWest Airlines will operate the service, utilizing the 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet.
Frontier Airlines used to operate a nonstop Louisville-Denver route, but discontinued that service over a year ago amid financial struggles. (The company has since been acquired by Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings.)
Since then, the airport has been working with the business community and airline partners to re-establish nonstop service to Denver and to increase access to top destinations in the western United States, said Skip Miller, executive director for the Louisville Regional Airport Authority.
“This service will significantly reduce the total travel time to and from the West Coast and provide travelers with convenient connections to more than 100 destinations served from United’s Denver hub,” Miller said.