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Mon, 1 March 2021

United Partners Landline for Denver to Breckenridge and Fort Collins Service

United Airlines is making it easier for customers to travel to Breckenridge and Fort Collins, Colorado with a year-round ground transportation service connecting through its Denver hub.

This is the first time Breckenridge has ever been served by an airline and will be Fort Collins' first global network carrier service in 25 years.

Beginning 11 March, United will start daily service to Breckenridge (QKB) and on 1 April will start four flights per day to Fort Collins (FNL).

The airline has teamed up with Landline to offer the ground transport through Denver International Airport (DEN).

United Airlines Boeing 767 reg: N676UA. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

"With this new service, customers can start their day anywhere in United's global network and arrive slope side in Breckenridge minutes from the main gondola," said Landline's co-founder & CEO David Sunde. "At the same time, in Fort Collins we are creating global connectivity for the first time in 25 years. These new routes exemplify our mission to redefine the airport by making it mobile and multimodal. We could not be more thrilled to have United's commitment to innovation and passion for customer service backing this new endeavor."

Customers connecting to Breckenridge or Fort Collins at Denver will transfer to the Landline service from an assigned gate in Concourse A, remaining within the secure airside area of the terminal. Checked-in baggage will be transferred directly from the plane to the bus. Customers originating in Breckenridge or Fort Collins will be required to pass through security on transit in DEN.

Ben Munson, Landline co-founder & President, said, "We have worked closely with the United team to create a stress-free connecting experience in Denver. Customers will love our spacious leather seating, onboard streaming entertainment and free Wi-Fi."

Keeping customer wellbeing at the forefront, United and Landline will be implementing a wide variety of cleaning and safety measures as part of the new service, all of which have been reviewed by the Cleveland Clinic. These measures include:

- Back-to-front boarding;

- Reducing seat capacity on Landline's service to enable social distancing onboard;

- Requiring mandatory use of masks onboard for customers aged two and over;

- Electrostatically spraying ahead of each departure and sanitizing high touch areas;

- Implementing a UV disinfection air filtration system launched by OEM (Prevost) on all vehicles;

- Providing United CleanPlus sanitizing wipes to each customer; and

- Requiring customers to complete a 'Ready to Fly' checklist at check-in, acknowledging they don't have symptoms for COVID19 and agreeing to follow our policies.

In addition, United MileagePlus members will be able to accrue Premier qualifying points (PQP) and redeemable miles on services to both destinations.

"United's new service from Denver to Breckenridge and Fort Collins is just one example of how we are identifying opportunities to innovate our route network to get people where they want to go with ease and convenience," said Ankit Gupta, United's vice president of Domestic Network Planning and Scheduling. "Our customers tell us that national parks and ski destinations are important to them and we are proud to partner with Landline to offer a unique, seamless way to help them get there."

Denver remains one of United's fastest growing hubs with daily departures around 80% of 2019 levels the highest among United hubs.

The airline currently serves more than 160 destinations from Denver and operates more than 360 flights per day.

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