- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Planning your skiing trip next winter just got easier, Richmond residents.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (bit.ly/1ZofS0p) that United Airlines will begin offering a daily non-stop flight from Richmond International Airport to Denver International Airport starting April 5.

That will be the farthest west that travelers can get from Richmond without stopping in another destination or switching planes.

Meanwhile, Allegiant Airlines announced Tuesday that it will offer twice-a-week nonstop flights between Richmond and Florida’s Jacksonville International Airport beginning April 15.

George Hoffer, a transportation economist at the University of Richmond, says the Denver flight is a “major step forward” for Richmond’s airport, which has long been looking for a way to connect with the western part of the country.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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