United Airlines Unveils its First Boeing 787 Dreamliner International Routes

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 27 August 2012

United Airlines has unveiled the first international routes for the airlines newest addition to its fleet, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

In addition to the previously-announced service from its Denver hub to Tokyo Narita, starting 31 March 2013, the airline will operate nonstop 787 service five days a week between its Houston hub and Lagos, Nigeria, beginning 7 January 2013.

United will also operate daily, nonstop 787 service between its Los Angeles hub and its Narita hub, beginning 3 January 2013, and Los Angeles to Shanghai, beginning 30 March 2013.

The airline will also operate daily, nonstop 787 service from its Houston hub to Amsterdam and London Heathrow on a temporary basis. Houston to Amsterdam service begins 4 December 2012, and Houston to London Heathrow service begins 4 February 2013.

The 787 is the right aircraft for these routes because of its many passenger-friendly amenities and superior operating economics, said Uniteds Senior Vice President of Network, Greg Hart. With 50 787s on order, we look forward to the many new route opportunities that will become available to United and our customers in the future.

The airlines 787 is configured with 36 seats in United BusinessFirst, 72 seats in United Economy Plus and 111 seats in United Economy.

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