DENVER -- Already the 17th busiest airport in the world and the fifth-busiest skyport in the United States, with more than 53 million boardings each year, the 20-year old airport on the plains, is set to grow again, with new international flights to Munich coming in May 2016.
“We had to scrub the route in 2006-07 when fuel prices and the recession just made the flights impossible,” said Matt Strong of Lufthansa. “Now, with the robust economy and much lower oil prices, the flights make sense again.”
Mayor Hancock says the new five flights a week will help put Denver on the global stage.
“Each new non-stop flight helps boost the local economy, by creating jobs, and generating more than $80 million annually,” says Hancock.
The flights will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, along with both Saturday and Sundays. They will leave Denver at 4:05 pm arriving in Munich the next morning. Flights will take about ten hours.
There will be four classes of travel: First, Business, Premium Economy, and Economy. Business class will have 30 seats with six-foot sleeping capacity, while the new Premium Economy will offer adjustable head and foot rests with a pitch of 38 inches.
Denver to Frankfurt flights will continue as well to Germany.