United Airlines announced on Friday that as part of its growth strategy, it will spend $33 million to purchase 113 acres (46 hectares) near Denver.
The American airline, which has its headquarters in Chicago, stated that it intends to use “part of this land as the site for the expansion of our world-class Denver pilot training facility.”
When asked if United may utilize the property to relocate its corporate office, a spokeswoman for the company responded, “The land in Denver gives us options for the future as we implement our big plans to grow.”
Two plots are being purchased by United, one of which is near the Denver International Airport and has access to the company’s flight training facility. United continued by saying that the airline has “been in Chicago for decades and have thousands of employees here” and that there is an urgent need to expand its Flight Training Centre.
Beyond that, it is prudent for any significant firm to seize possibilities to purchase land in its main locations when they present themselves. As a result, the airline added, “We didn’t want to miss this opportunity in Denver.”
“Our growth means great things for our customers, our employees, and the communities we serve, including Denver,” United stated in a statement. And we have many of choices with this property. We’ve already started planning to use a portion of this land to expand our top-notch Denver pilot training centre, for instance, and we’ll continue to assess new options as our United Next strategy develops.