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United to offer nonstop flights from DIA to Panama City starting in December

United Airlines Airbus A320. Photo credit: Tony Hisgett via WikiMedia Commons

DENVER — United Airlines announced Wednesday it will offer a nonstop flight from Denver International Airport to Panama City beginning Dec. 3.

There will be daily flights from November to August and five flights a week in September and October.

“Following the success of our Denver-Tokyo flight, our new service to Panama City will link our Denver business and leisure travelers to the business and finance capital of Central America and open the door to other new, international destinations through our partner airlines,” said Steve Jaquith, United’s managing director of the Denver hub.

The announcement was made at a joint news conference with Gov. John Hickenloopper, Mayor Michael Hancock, and United and DIA officials at the City and County Building.

United said it will use Boeing 737-700 planes with 118 seats.

“This new United Airlines flight is yet another option that continues to position Denver International Airport as a critical hub for air travel,” Hickenlooper said. “We’re grateful for all of the hard work that has gone and will go into this additional service.”