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Greater Peoria Regional Airport Announces Non-Stop Flights To Denver on United Airlines

Peoria, IL, July 5, 2007— The Greater Peoria Airport Authority today announced new non-stop jet service between Peoria and Denver on United Airlines beginning October 4, 2007.*

“This is a great day for Peoria and Central Illinois,” said Peoria’s Director of Airports Ken R. Spirito. “The new non-stop jet service to Denver is a clear indication that Peoria is the hub for business in Central Illinois. Denver is a very popular business destination for Peoria and Central Illinois residents and the connecting opportunities will allow for better access for business and leisure purposes.”

“Resumption of direct flights to the mile-high city will allow residents of Central Illinois to take advantage of a whole host of opportunities for business and personal travel,” said Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). “I was proud to support the work of local leaders, airport officials and United Airlines, and I applaud their success in restarting this service. Operating non-stop flights from Peoria to Denver is a wise economic investment for our community.”

The daily service on United Express will be operated by Skywest with a 50-seat, CRJ aircraft.

“The good news continues to roll in for PIA,” said Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL). “I would like to thank United for bringing back this service. Denver is a great destination for area travelers. I would also like to congratulate the staff at the Peoria Airport for all the hard work they have done to improve service and increase the public’s options for destinations.”

“We are pleased to complement our current flights from Peoria with new service to Denver,” said David Jehn, United’s Managing Director—Network Planning. “We are giving our customers what they want—more destinations and better connections to more easily visit the western United States.”

The new flights will operate daily on the following schedule:

Departs Time Arrives Time
Denver 6:35 pm Peoria 9:36 pm
Peoria* 8:25 am Denver 9:40 am

United currently offers 5 flights daily between Peoria and United’s hub in Chicago.

*Flight from Peoria to Denver begins October 5, 2007.

Contact:
Ken R. Spirito, A.A.E.
Director of Airports
phone: (309) 697-8272 x123

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