Luxury-bus operator Landline has been contracted by United Airlines to provide services between several Colorado cities and the Denver International Airport. Some of the cities getting the service include Breckenridge, Loveland and Fort Collins.
United says customers can book itineraries to these locations and the last leg of the journey will be on Landline’s buses. Once-daily service to Breckenridge began on in late March and the four-times daily Fort Collins service began on April 1.
United’s domestic network planning said that the destinations are popular, but there isn’t a commercially feasible way to operate flights to either city for routes under 100 miles. If flights are late or the bus is stuck in traffic, United says it will commit to getting passengers to their final destination on both ends of the journey. Landline says it is working to add remote security screening at the outstations so that passengers can arrive in Denver pre-screened and ready to make connecting flights.
American Airlines has also contracted with Landline for similar services between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. A spokesperson for American said this in a statement, “Landline-operated routes are incremental to our schedule — they’re not replacing any flying and aren’t related to pilot staffing.”