Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019
The Santa Rosa airport, which conducted important flights to Denver for about eight years, declared on Monday in an agreement with United Airlines. Local officials praised the service as a key to help companies flourish, drawing new businesses and initiating a gateway for an influx of tourists.
“Denver has been our top focus for the last couple years,” Airport Manager Jon Stout said. “It’s been the most frequently requested.”
United Airlines Brand Manager Madhu Unnikrishnan said that the direct, daily flights, which will have one midday departure and arrival, will be operated with a Bombardier CRJ 200 regional jet with 50-passenger capacity. He didn’t say if United plans to expand its services further in Sonoma County, citing company policy.
“With this new flight, customers in Sonoma County can connect directly to our mid-continent hub in Denver to hundreds of flights all over the Midwest, East Coast and to several international destinations. Now it’s easier for customers on the West Coast and Midwest to plan a vacation in the Wine County,” United Sales Manager Cassandra Redd told a small crowd at the airport Monday.
From Denver, travelers can connect to over 145 destinations on United Airline’s worldwide network.
Denver positioned sixth on a list of top 10 destinations from the Santa Rosa airport, data collected from a survey of ticket purchases made by credit cards with billing addresses in the region, Stout said. The most recent survey ranks Los Angeles as No. 1, followed by New York; Guadalajara, Mexico; Chicago; Newark; Denver; Mexico City; Atlanta; Dallas and Boston.
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