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Nonstop flights from DIA to Rome to begin in late March

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Posted at 10:01 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 12:01:02-05

DENVER — Norwegian Air has announced new nonstop flights from Denver International Airport to Rome.

The flights will start March 31, 2020. It will be Denver’s first-ever and only nonstop service to Italy. Nearly 40,000 people fly the 11 hours between Denver and Rome each year, according to DIA.

“These new flights mean new jobs and greater economic opportunities for Denver residents,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “This nonstop connection to Italy further solidifies Denver’s strong position in the global economy as both a business and tourism hub.”

In the beginning, there will be two flights available each week, which will increase to three during the peak travel periods of late April to early October.

“The addition of Rome to Denver’s growing portfolio of nonstop international destination is tremendous news,” said DEN CEO Kim Day. “We are confident demand for travel between Denver and Rome will grow significantly as a result of this new service and know that travelers from the Rocky Mountain Region will be eager to take advantage of this nonstop flight and enjoy all that Rome and Italy have to offer.”

This new service is expected to generate 350 new jobs and about $48 million in annual economic impact to Colorado’s economy.