KAILUA-KONA >> Travelers will be able to catch a direct flight between Denver and Kona starting this summer.
United Airlines announced Monday that beginning in June it will offer daily seasonal service between Colorado and Kona. The airline will be able to carry 169 passengers to the island daily starting June 8.
The flight will leave Denver daily at 11:45 a.m. and arrive in Kona around 3 p.m. The same flight will head back to Denver at 8 p.m., arriving there at 6:45 the following morning.
United spokeswoman Maddie King said this isn’t the first time the airline has offered summer service between Denver and Kona. Previously, the airline offered flights weekly.
“This route always performs well, especially during winter and spring break seasons,” she said. “With summer as our busiest travel season, we look forward to offering this route daily for customers, and we expect it to perform very well.”
Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch said the organization looks forward to the increased service. He said the additional flights should help meet demand from visitors in the Midwest and East Coast.