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Denver Air Connection is a US airline that offers both scheduled and charter passenger flights. The airline is based at Centennial Airport (APA), Denver and flies to 8 destinations within the Southwest and Midwest of the US.

The airline launched in 1997 and is a subsidiary of Key Lime Air. Although it only flies a small number of routes, the airline is a key regional airline for the city of Denver, connecting it to destinations within the region that not many other airlines fly.

Denver Connection also has an interline agreement with United Airlines which allows its passengers to conveniently book connecting flights to international destinations and other parts of the US on the same itinerary.

Overall, the airline has a fleet of various aircraft ranging all from Embraer, Dornier, EMB and Fairchild.

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Baggage Policy

Denver Air Connection has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are given a free carry-on baggage allowance of one piece per passenger. This baggage must not exceed 13 kg (60lbs) in weight and must fit the linear measurement of 114 cm (45"). As space on the aircraft is limited, baggage must be checked at the gate and will be placed in the hold.

In addition to the one piece of carry-on baggage, passengers may also bring one personal item with them, such as a laptop and bag, small backpack, purse or other items of a similar size. This item cannot exceed the dimensions of 22 cm (9") 33 cm x (13") x 36 cm (14.5").

Checked Baggage

Passengers are not given a free checked baggage allowance but can purchase checked baggage, up to a maximum of three pieces. No one piece of baggage can weigh more than 22 kg (50lbs) or be greater than the linear measurement of 62" (157 cm).

Cabin Classes

Denver connection economy class is the only cabin class that the airline offers.

Economy Class

The airline offers a relaxed and simple service that is perfect for short flights. The airline has a warm and friendly cabin crew that are available to help with anything that passengers might need.


Seats are usually set out in a 1 x 2 formation on scheduled flights. However, some intrastate flights that are flown using smaller aircraft might be set out in a 1 x 1 formation.

Food & Drink

Complimentary snacks and drinks are served on the flight, once the plane has taken off. This includes a selection of:

  • Soda
  • Juices
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Chips
  • Candy

Due to its short flight times, the airline doesn't offer a meal service. However, passengers are welcome to bring their own food and drink on the plane, as long as the items are not prohibited by airport security.


Find out about Denver Air Connection's check-in policy, including check-in closing and opening times.

Online Check-in

Online check-in isn't available.

Airport Check-in

Passengers must check-in at the airport by visiting the airline ticket counter at the airport of departure. Airport check-in closes 45 minutes before scheduled flight departure time. However, it's recommended that passengers arrive in advance of this to allow time for baggage drop, security and to ensure the boarding time is met.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Denver Air Connection doesn't have a frequent flyer program in place at this time.

Airline Alliance

The airline currently doesn't have an airline alliance

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Destinations that Denver Air Connection flies to

As of January 2021, the airline has scheduled flights to the 8 destinations within the 4 US states including Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Minnesota. These destinations include Alliance, Clovis, Denver, Grand Junction, Minneapolis, Telluride and Theif River Falls. If you're looking to fly within the US, our guide to domestic flights within the USA offers lots of helpful information.

Alternatives to Denver Air Connection

The following airlines fly similar routes to Denver Air connection and these include Spirit, United Airlines, United Express, Jetblue and American Eagle.

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Hub Airport

Centennial Airport

Centennial Airport (APA) is a small airport in Denver, Colorado and the hub airport for Denver Air Connection. The airport has three runways and is mainly used for charter and business flights.

Denver Air Connection is one of two airlines that offer scheduled flights from the airport, with a few other cargo airlines flying to/from the airport on a regular basis. The other airline operating flights to/from this airport is Key Lime Air.


As of January 2021, the airline operates:

  • Embraer ERJ-145 Jet (50 passengers per aircraft)
  • Dornier 328 Jet (30 passengers per aircraft)
  • EMB-120 Brasilia (30 passengers per aircraft)
  • Fairchild Metroliner 23 (18 passengers per aircraft)