Destination Denver

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Buckle up Rockford. It's time to fly because Rockford is now on the map and the big board.

The inaugural flight to Denver was sold out, 50 passengers including yours truly.

To describe the passengers as excited would be an understatement. They all seemed to think the doors to the outside world have been opened like never before.

Starr Pittway from Rockford says, "I think it's absolutely crucial to have United Airlines here. It's fabulous that they're here. I love what the Rockford Airport has done, the convenience, the free parking, and I'm excited to be on this flight."

And Starr’s headed beyond the mountains to the west coast, and she's not alone. Many of the travelers today are catching flights to places all over the country