In efforts to continue to expand its hub in Denver, United Airlines has added several new routes. Beginning in January, the airline will offer service to Riverton and Sheridan in Wyoming. Plus, a brand new airport in Williston, North Dakota will have all United flights from Denver redirected.
United will now fly from Denver to Riverton (RIW) and Sheridan (SHR) in order to expand their reach in the West. With 17 weekly flights to these new destinations, travelers will easily be able to make the relatively short trip. SkyWest Airlines, a regional parter of United will conduct those brief flights with Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft. More routes means that flyers can stay loyal to United, in turn earning points while planning trips.
Since 2017, United Airlines has been steadily increasing the reach of their Denver hub. With services to Flagstaff, Moab, and Pueblo in the mix, travelers options are increasing. Now, Riverton and Sheridan prove that the expansion isn’t stopping anytime soon. Both Wyoming cities are part of the US Department of Transportation’s Essential Air Service program.
The expansion of the Denver hub also includes service to the new Williston Basin International Airport (XWA) beginning October 10th. This destination will replace the daily round-trip flights United makes from Denver to Williston’s Sloulin Field (ISN). The new airport promises to meet standards for larger regional and business jets, as the old one has failed to do so. In addition, Delta also plans to move to the new Williston airport next month as well.
The growth to United’s Denver hub is an effort to elevate higher-revenue connecting traffic. With nearly averaging 450 daily departures this year, Denver weighs in as United’s third largest hub. First would be Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and then Houston Intercontinental (IAH). With exciting new routes added to Denver, travelers who wish to stay loyal to United will be more at ease with booking. Hopefully, this expansion signals more positive changes to come.