United to Launch Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flights Between Denver and Tokyo

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 23 May 2012

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 approval.

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, Uniteds 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 seats36 in BusinessFirst and 183 in United Economy, including 63 Economy Plus seats with extra legroom.

Customers on the flights will be able to experience the aircrafts 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 Tokyos 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 DIA.

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