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United CEO, Mayor Hancock sign agreement to add 24 gates at Denver International Airport

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Posted at 9:46 AM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 11:46:18-05

DENVER — On Friday morning, the CEO of United Airlines and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock signed an agreement to add 24 United gates at the Denver International Airport over the next two years.

The United Airlines Vice President of the Denver Hub Steve Jaquith said DIA is the airline's fastest-growing hub and its main focus for expansion. Four years ago, United was operating about 400 flights from Denver. By 2025, the company aims to operate about 700, he said.

"Last year alone we introduced service to Frankfurt, added direct flights to London and surpassed 500 daily departures – a record for United in Denver," he said. "And now, thanks to overwhelming support from the city, community leaders and our customers here in Denver, United will be able to offer more opportunities than ever for our customers to get to that important business meeting, family wedding or home to loved ones."

In total, this will give United the rights to 90 gates at DIA, according to Denver7's news partners at The Denver Post.

"At United, there is a shared purpose that drives us to create the best airline for everyone we serve: Connecting people, uniting the world," Jaquith said. "We feel privileged to pursue that purpose here in Denver, and we take pride in the positive role United will continue to play in our great city, and in the lives of the customers here we so proudly fly."