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Popular Routes from Chicago to Denver
The most traveled route from Chicago to Denver is from O’Hare International to Denver International. There are 180 direct flights a week between the two cities, operated by a choice of six airlines.
Denver is the fifth most popular destination for all flights leaving O’Hare, with just over a million passengers each year making the journey. Carriers operating direct flight options from Chicago to Denver include American Airlines, Frontier, Spirit and United.
The Flight from Chicago to Denver
The flight time from Chicago to Denver is approximately two hours and 30 minutes and covers a distance of 872 miles.
The flight path heads out west from Chicago towards the central part of the US. It crosses Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska before reaching Colorado, the home of Denver.
Your departure airport will be Chicago O’Hare International. This is located 14 miles to the northwest of the Loop business district and covers a massive area of around 7,600 acres. There are non-stop flights to more than 215 destinations, making it one of a select band of global airports to exceed the 200 mark.
The airport handles around 80 million passengers every year, making it one of the world’s ten busiest airports. It also serves as a hub for more than one of the three major US carriers.
Denver International Airport is the largest in the US and second largest in the world by geographical size, at a colossal 33,500 acres. With 35,000 employees it is also the largest employer in Colorado. As an airport of such scale, as you would expect there are good passenger facilities in the terminal buildings, including plenty of eating, drinking and shopping options.
It currently offers direct flights to 205 global destinations, making it the fourth US airport to pass the 200 mark. It is also the fifth busiest in the US, handling over 60 million passengers each year. The Chicago route is the airport’s third most popular by passenger numbers.
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