Photo from The Points Guy
United has announced an ingesting strategy to be able to provide service to other cities around the Denver area that is not able to be served by air, but they will instead be served by bus. The first 2 town that will receive this service will be Breckenridge and Fort Collins.
The bus routes will be operated by coach busses operated by Landline painted in the United “livery”. Once-daily service to Breckenridge begins on March 11, while four-times daily Fort Collins service begins on April 1.
“Right now, flyers headed for a Breckenridge ski vacation or to visit Fort Collins must rent a car, use a rideshare or take a public shuttle to get to their final destination. This requires maneuvering through Denver’s three-concourse airport and claiming checked bags before finding ground transportation.”
Among with this announcement, United expanded 4 routes to Florida from Denver. This is likely to complement the bus service announced. These flights will be the following:
- Denver (DEN) to Destin-Fort Walton Beach (VPS): 32 added flights
- Denver (DEN) to Pensacola (PNS): 18 added flights
- Denver (DEN) to Sarasota–Bradenton (SRQ): 18 added flights
- Denver (DEN) to West Palm Beach (PBI): 39 added flights
These are 2 big announcements for United in 1 day and I’m interested to see if this bus strategy will work!