United Airlines will
operate its newest Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on six trans-Atlantic
routes from its New York/Newark hub beginning March 2019.
The six routes are: Frankfurt (FRA), Tel Aviv
(TLV), Paris (CDG), Barcelona (BCN), Brussels (BRU) and Dublin
United was the first North American airline to
take delivery of the 787-10, and is also the first airline in the
world to have the entire family of Boeing's 787-8, 787-9 and
787-10 Dreamliners in its fleet.
United's 787-10 features 44 United Polaris
business class seats, 21 United Premium Plus seats, 54 Economy
Plus seats and 199 standard Economy seats.
Tickets will be
available for purchase on 3 December 2018, for travel beginning 30 March
"United is proud to offer more seats between New York and
Europe than any other carrier and our Boeing 787-10 aircraft based
in New York/Newark will enable us to connect even more New York
City customers to Europe and beyond," said Patrick Quayle,
United's Vice President of International Network. "We are thrilled
to announce six international cities that will be served with this
aircraft and we look forward to offering our customers all of the
comforts and services of our most advanced aircraft."
United's Boeing 787-10 aircraft features updated lighting patterns that
mimic sunrise and sunset and are designed to help customers in
each cabin fall asleep and wake up more adjusted to new time
zones. A brand new seatback entertainment system is also available
at every seat, which includes:
- Split screen capabilities
allowing customers to watch a movie and view the flight map
- A relax mode for customers who want to
customize a selection of soothing videos and relaxing audio
- An extensive suite of accessibility
features which accommodates
any level of vision, as well as provides support for customers
with hearing and mobility issues.
- Movie and television
recommendations based on remaining flight time and previously
787-10 aircraft will begin operating between New York/Newark and
Los Angeles and San Francisco in January 2019.
The Boeing 787-10 is 18 feet longer than the
787-9 and can carry more passengers and more cargo. The -10
aircraft can fly up to 6,430 nautical miles, while using 20
percent less fuel than older generation airplanes. United
currently operates 25 787-9 and 12 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. The
airline expects to take delivery of 14 787-10 aircraft over the
next two years.