Denver nonstop flights to the Bahamas start in March, so start daydreaming about escaping the cold

Not this cold, but March’s cold.

Planes on the tarmac at Denver International Airport, Feb. 25, 2019. (Courtesy: Kevin J. Beaty)

Planes on the tarmac at Denver International Airport, Feb. 25, 2019. (Courtesy: Kevin J. Beaty)

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United Airlines will begin flying people nonstop between Denver and Nassau, Bahamas on March 7 next year, Denver International Airport announced Wednesday.

The new route will operate once a week on Saturdays, but not from mid-August through late October when it will not operate at all. Passengers will get to the beach in about five hours aboard a Boeing 737 with 166 seats.

“Not only will this benefit Denver-originating travelers, but United’s new service will be their furthest point west served nonstop from the Caribbean, offering convenient connecting opportunities for West Coast travelers,” airport CEO Kim Day said in a statement.

DIA is one of the largest markets without nonstop service to Nassau, according to the airport, but about 500 people make the trip from here every week. The service expansion marks the airport’s 13th country that’s reachable from DIA without a layover.

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