DENVER, Aug. 22, 2002—United Airlines announced today that its United Express partner will start new regional jet service from Denver to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The new flights begin October 8, 2002, and will be operated by United Express carrier Air Wisconsin.
United Express will operate two daily flights from Denver to Winnipeg using the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ). Known for its convenience, comfort and speed, the CRJ carries 50 passengers in a two-by-two seating arrangement; every seat is an aisle or window seat with no middle seats. The plane can cruise at speeds of 530 miles per hour at altitudes as high as 41,000 feet and is recognized as the quietest commercial jet aircraft in the world.
Denver-Winnipeg service will be operated in cooperation with United’s Star Alliance partner, Air Canada, and customers will be able to access Air Canada’s route system.
“The new flights will be the only nonstop service from Denver to Winnipeg. They represent another example of United’s commitment to Denver,” said Sean Donohue, vice president-North America. “In addition, these flights will allow customers in Canada to access United’s worldwide network.”
This summer, United and United Express offer more than 360 daily flights from Denver, with nonstop service to 81 destinations across North America.
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