United Airlines to provide non-stop service to Denver out of Humboldt County

United Airlines and the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (RREDC) announced Monday that the airline will begin to provide nonstop service to Denver International Airport starting June 7, 2019.

United will provide the service on a 50-seat regional jet and will start with one flight per day in each direction. The flight departing the California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport will depart at 6:30 a.m. and land at Denver International at 10 a.m. The flight arriving at the Arcata-Eureka Airport will depart Denver at 7 p.m. and land in Humboldt County at 8:50 p.m.

"A non-stop flight to Denver International is a great addition to our air service options," Director of the Humboldt County Department of Aviation Cody Roggatz said. "We know that service to an eastern hub is a popular concept with the flying public, and Denver service will become a real asset to the citizens and businesses throughout Humboldt County."

The RREDC says recruiting and retaining air service has been one of their top focuses since 2003. In 2011, RREDC joined with community members, businesses and organizations to create "Fly Humboldt," a collaborative effort to increase air service and support the county's local airport.

"I want to thank United Airlines for their confidence and investment in our community," Humboldt County 5th District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg said. "I know that direct service to Denver International Airport will create new opportunities to increase business and tourist travel."

Tickets for the Denver service will be available for purchase starting Saturday, Oct. 13.

"I want to thank United Airlines for adding Denver to their local service. This will make connecting to the Midwest, east coast and beyond even easier," RREDC Executive Director Gregg Foster said. "I'm also very grateful to the local community, which has consistently shown that we want and will support air service. We're fortunate to have the support of our community and United Airlines."

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