MCKINLEYVILLE, Ca. (KIEM) – The Humboldt County Airport will start offering non-stop air service to Denver, Colorado starting in June. The Redwood Region Economic Development Commission this move will improve tourism.
From Redwood Region Economic Development Commission:
United Airlines, the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission, and the County of Humboldt announced today that United will begin nonstop service from Humboldt County (ACV) to Denver International Airport (DEN) starting June 7, 2019. Tickets will be available for purchase starting Saturday, October 13, 2018.
United will provide the service with a 50-seat regional jet and will start with one flight per day as follows:
Depart ACV 6:30a.m.
Arrive DEN 10:00a.m.
Depart DEN 7:00p.m.
Arrive ACV 8:50p.m.
“A nonstop flight to Denver International is a great addition to our air service options,” said Cody Roggatz, Director of the Humboldt County Department of Aviation. “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.”
Humboldt County had service to Salt Lake City from 2008 to 2009 provided by a different carrier.
“I want to thank United Airlines for their confidence and investment in our community,” said Supervisor Ryan Sundberg, Chair of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. “I know that that direct service to Denver International Airport will create new opportunities to increase business and tourist travel.”
Recruiting and retaining air service has been a top focus of the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (RREDC) since 2003. It was that year that RREDC joined with the City of Redding and the County of Humboldt to secure a direct flight to LAX. In 2011, RREDC joined with community members, businesses, and organizations to create “Fly Humboldt,” a collaborative effort to increase air service and support our local airport. Since that time, it has been actively working to add more flights to more destinations.
“I want to thank United Airlines for adding Denver to their local service. This will make connecting to the mid-west, east coast and beyond even easier,” said Gregg Foster, Executive Director of RREDC. “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.”