United Airlines has relaunched international
service on the 787 Dreamliner with the inaugural flight from the
airline’s hub in Denver to Tokyo-Narita International Airport.
flight marks Denver’s first nonstop connection to Asia.
new nonstop service between Denver and Tokyo will build a new
bridge between Colorado and all of Asia, strengthening our global
connectivity and elevating the entire Denver area onto the
international stage,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “We thank
United Airlines for its partnership on this new frontier of
opportunity and its commitment to the Denver market. Launching
this nonstop flight to Japan will not only create new jobs,
stimulate economic growth and increase foreign investment and
trade, it will provide new avenues for tourism, education and
cultural exchanges that will enrich both regions for generations
Flight 139 departs Denver daily at 12:35 and arrives at
Tokyo-Narita International Airport at 15:30 the next day. For the return, Flight 138 departs Tokyo at
17:25 and arrives in
Denver at 13:15 the same day (all times are local).
Together with its joint venture partner ANA, United will offer
seamless connections at Narita to or from more than 18 destinations in Asia, including important business and trade
destinations like Seoul, South Korea, Bangkok and Singapore.
United’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner
United’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is configured with 36 seats in
United BusinessFirst, 70 seats in United Economy Plus and 113
seats in United Economy.
Improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and
enhanced ventilation systems are among the passenger-friendly
All customers will be able to enjoy on-demand entertainment at
every seat, and lighting that replicates a full day or night on
long-haul flights such as Denver to Tokyo.
United is the 787 North American launch customer and now has six
Dreamliners in its fleet. The airline has 55 Dreamliners on order
and expects to take delivery of two more from Boeing in the second
half of 2013.
“This new nonstop flight will be a gateway into Colorado for
Japan and other Asian countries,” said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. “Already, Colorado is a top-five dream destination
for people in the U.S., and we’d like to make it a top-five dream
destination for Japan and throughout Asia. Japan is Colorado’s
fourth-largest source of foreign investment, and we want to help
companies expand by taking advantage of Colorado’s competitive
business environment and highly educated workforce.”
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