United Airlines is to launch daily, nonstop
flights between its Denver hub and its hub at Tokyo Narita
International Airport on 31 March 2013, subject to government
Eastbound service from Tokyo will begin 1 April 2013.
“I want to recognize the efforts of Mayor
Hancock, Kim Day, Manager of Aviation, and her team at Denver
International Airport, and the business and civic leaders in
Denver who have worked together to bring this great new
international destination to our customers in Denver,” said Jeff Smisek, United’s President and CEO. “Our customers will enjoy the
direct, nonstop service on our new Boeing Dreamliner aircraft,
which will provide a spectacular flying experience.”
United will operate the service with
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
aircraft with 219 seats—36 in BusinessFirst and 183 in United
Economy, including 63 Economy Plus seats with extra legroom.
the flights will be able to experience the aircraft’s many passenger-friendly
features including improved lighting, bigger windows, larger
overhead bins, lower cabin pressure altitude and enhanced
ventilation systems, among other features.
United flight 123 will depart
Denver daily at 11:55 a.m. and arrive in Tokyo at 3 p.m. the next
day. Flight 122 will depart Tokyo’s Narita International Airport
at 4:40 p.m. and arrive in Denver at 12:30 p.m. the same day.
“Opening this next frontier of opportunity with
a nonstop flight to Tokyo will create new jobs, generate more than
$130 million in annual economic benefit to Colorado, and elevate Denver as a
world-class city on the global stage,” said Mayor Michael Hancock.
“Together with many of our business and civic partners, we have
worked for nearly a decade to secure this flight. Thank you to
United Airlines for their commitment to the Denver market and
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