ST. GEORGE – SkyWest Airlines announced Friday new United flights between St. George and Denver beginning June 6. SkyWest will provide once-daily Denver service utilizing the 50-passenger Canadair Regional Jet 200. To accommodate the new jet schedule, SkyWest’s United Express service to Los Angeles will discontinue April 9. Denver flights will be available for purchase beginning Feb. 16 at www.united.com.
“We’re excited to continue to provide SkyWest’s hometown with access to the world’s largest airline network through United,” SkyWest Airlines President and COO Chip Childs said. “This new service opens a new gateway for St. George travelers to Denver and the more than 120 United destinations beyond.”
Richard Stehmeier, St. George Municipal Airport manager, said the new flights came about through the use of the $550,000 grant given the airport from the federal government last year.
One of the purposes of the grant is to cover start-up costs for one flight route, Stehmeier said, which was accomplished in this case. Along with a $100,000 grant from the City of St. George, the remainder of the funds will be towards marketing the new route.
With the announcement of the new route also comes an end to regular flights to Los Angeles. Marissa Snow, a spokeswoman for SkyWest, said certain flight routes are based on demand, and that the Denver route showed much more promise than Los Angeles had.
The Airline said Flight schedules will be ideally timed to provide travelers with the maximum connection opportunities in Denver. The once-daily flights will be scheduled Monday through Sunday as follows:
Denver to St. George
- Depart: 1:30 p.m.
- Arrive: 3:15 p.m.
- Frequency: Daily
St. George to Denver
- Depart: 3:40 p.m.
- Arrive: 5:18p.m.
- Frequency: Daily
United customers flying out of St. George will also accrue Mileage Plus miles, and with more than 400 daily departures in the Mile High City, United makes it easy to get anywhere travelers want to go.
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