SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles M. Schulz — Sonoma County Airport (STS) is excited to celebrate United Airlines' daily nonstop service to and from Denver, Colorado. The inaugural Denver flight is scheduled to land at STS at 11:57 a.m., and depart STS at 12:30 p.m. beginning Friday, March 8. Celebratory signage, flowers and balloons will be placed throughout the Airport, and Denver passengers will be presented with Wine Country goody bags.
The United Airlines service from Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) to Denver International Airport (DEN) has been in the works for several years. Expansion of air service to/from Wine Country is a strategic move for both United and STS. Denver and Sonoma County are popular tourism and business destinations, and Denver is a major United hub where STS travelers can connect to over 145 destinations on United Airline's expansive worldwide network. Tickets for these daily flights are available for purchase at http://www.united.com.
"We're excited to launch this new flight between Sonoma and Denver, giving Wine Country residents numerous options to connect through our midcontinent Denver hub to destinations all over the globe," United President of California Janet Lamkin said. "Additionally, the new flight makes it easier for customers in the Midwest and East Coast to plan Wine Country vacations. We are committed to connecting our California customers to all the places they want to go, while bringing the world to California."
"These Denver flights into Sonoma County are the result of many years of effort by multiple partners toward the goal of service to a midcontinent hub. Through Denver, the Midwest and East Coast are just one stop away from STS. Cheers to a job well done, and to a flight that I personally have looked forward to!" Fourth District Supervisor James Gore said.
"Denver represents an exciting hub for connecting both domestic and international visitors to Sonoma County," says Claudia Vecchio, president/CEO, Sonoma County Tourism. "We applaud the airport team for continuing to expand service into Santa Rosa and working to enhance partnerships with major carriers such as United Airlines."
"We are thrilled that United Airlines is making a new investment at Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport," said Peter Rumble, CEO of the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber. "It is gratifying for airlines to see what we already know – Santa Rosa is a great place to do business. United Airlines' expanded schedule supports our tourism and technology sectors and gives locals a great option for traveling to Colorado or internationally."
Media invited to greet arriving passengers
Media that would like to attend the event should contact STS Marketing Specialist Gina Stocker at Gina.Stocker@sonoma-county.org or call (707) 565-7241 by Thursday, March 7 at 5 p.m. to arrange airfield attendance.
About Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Located in the heart of Northern California's world-renowned Wine Country, STS is the only airport that offers scheduled air service into the North Bay region. Daily nonstop flights include: Alaska Airlines to Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Portland, and Seattle; American Airlines to Dallas (2019), Los Angeles (2019), and Phoenix Sky Harbor; seasonal flights on Sun Country Airlines to Minnesota and Las Vegas, and United Airlines to Denver and San Francisco. All Airlines offer a wide range of connecting flights to destinations in the continental U.S., Mexico, and beyond.
The Airport features six on-site rental car agencies, convenient ground transportation, easy and affordable parking with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, the on-site Sky Lounge Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, and much more.
For further information, journalists are asked to contact Airport Manager Jon Stout at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 565-7243.
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