United Airlines launches direct flight from Richmond to Denver

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United Airlines launched Tuesday its first-ever daily service between Richmond International Airport and Denver International Airport. The flight is the longest and most-westerly flight from the Richmond airport.

According to the Richmond airport, Denver ranks as the 11th most popular destination for Richmond-area travelers, with more than 60,000 passengers traveling between the two cities.

"United's nonstop flight between Richmond and Denver will enable visitors, business executives and other talent to go back and forth between two great American cities, benefiting the economy in both areas," Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Maurice Jones, said in a statement.

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