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United Airlines sees a supersonic future, orders planes from Colorado-based Boom Supersonic

The airline said Thursday that it plans to buy 15 jets from Boom Supersonic with an option for 35 more once the start-up company designs a plane that flies faster than the speed of sound while meeting safety and environmental standards

Business

Fully vaccinated can travel again, new CDC guidance says

Previously, the CDC had cautioned against unnecessary travel even for vaccinated people

Coronavirus

Denver-based Frontier Airlines hopes its IPO rides the U.S. wave of travel recovery

CEO Barry Biffle said Frontier will remain focused on the leisure-travel market, unlike bigger airlines that depend on high-paying business travelers

Business

Frontier Airlines gives more details around its stock offering

Frontier's parent company and its current owners hope to sell 30 million shares at between $19 and $21 per share.

Business

Four important things to know about the United Airlines flight that rained debris on the Denver area

A Boeing 777, like the one involved in Saturday’s catastrophic engine failure, is designed to fly on one engine in an emergency. Pilots train for it frequently.

News

With winter travel to Colorado resort communities very unclear, airlines are showing “unprecedented” flexibility

What is usually a set-in-stone schedule of flights is an Etch-a-Sketch this fall as Colorado resorts struggle to gauge demand for skiing and airlines work to accommodate coronavirus-wary travelers.

Coronavirus

Colorado attorney general asks for federal investigation into Frontier Airlines’ coronavirus flight-change policies

The request comes as the U.S. airline industry is reeling from the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis. Hundreds of jobs are at risk in Denver.

Business

Are the days of the Boeing 747 — the jumbo jet — over in Denver?

British Airways’ announcement that it is retiring the four-engined, humpbacked airplane means Lufthansa is the only airline flying to the Mile High City that uses the 747. But even they are unsure about the big plane’s future.

News

Coronavirus created the shortest commercial jet flight in the country — Eagle to Aspen. But it won’t last.

The Department of Transportation is expected to OK the end of the “mountain hopper” that circles from Dallas to Eagle, Aspen and Montrose and back to Texas to meet federal rules in a $58 billion coronavirus stimulus package for airlines

Transportation

United tried to cut flights to Gunnison using some questionable geographic reasoning. The feds said no.

United Airlines, staggering after coronavirus shutdowns required 80% reduction in flights, asked to end flights to Gunnison, but federal regulators said no. Flights will continue, even though they're only 10% full.

Business

Coronavirus has left Denver International Airport little more than an airplane parking lot

The number of people making their way through the airport’s security checkpoints last week dropped by more than 94% compared to the same stretch last year

Coronavirus

Norwegian will launch a Denver-Rome flight in 2020. But will passengers actually get to fly on one of their Dreamliners?

Norwegian has been using Wamos, a Spanish charter airline, to cover dozens of its flights out of Denver because of problems with the budget carrier’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 aircraft

Business

What Denver International Airport looked and felt like Friday on its busiest day ever

The Colorado Sun spent 9 hours at DIA talking to airport employees and passengers -- and going behind the scenes -- to figure out what the droves meant

Growth

Electric airplanes developed by a Colorado startup take aim at global pilot shortage

Gas isn’t cheap, neither is learning how to fly. Going electric could cut aviation fuel costs by 90 percent, save students money and, as an added bonus, cut emissions

Environment

How Denver International Airport lands international flights — and which destinations might be next

Denver is among the top underserved markets for Amsterdam, Dublin, New Zealand, Beijing and the Middle East/Africa/India

Transportation