United Airlines Launches First International Dreamliner Service
BOEING 787 DEBUTS ON LOS ANGELES-TOKYO ROUTE
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will introduce
daily nonstop 787 Dreamliner service between its hub at Los Angeles
International Airport and its hub at Tokyo Narita International Airport
beginning Thursday, Jan. 3. The service – previously operated with a 777
aircraft – is the first regularly-scheduled international route operated using
United's 787 Dreamliner.
"We are delighted to offer our customers in Los Angeles and Tokyo the comfort
and spectacular flying experience of our new Boeing Dreamliner aircraft," said
Jim Mueller, United's vice president of Atlantic and Pacific Sales. "We look
forward to offering our customers the opportunity to experience the Dreamliner
on additional international flights in the future."
The flight, UA32, will depart Los Angeles at 11:15 a.m., arriving in Tokyo
Narita at 4:10 p.m. the next day. The return flight, UA33, will depart Tokyo
Narita daily at 5:55 p.m., arriving in Los Angeles at 10:35 a.m. the same day.
United's 787 Dreamliner is configured with 36 seats in United BusinessFirst,
70 seats in United Economy Plus and 113 seats in United Economy. The aircraft
will revolutionize the flying experience for United customers and crews while
delivering unprecedented operating efficiency, comfort and lower emissions.
Customers on the flights will experience greater comfort with improved
lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and
enhanced ventilation systems, among other passenger-friendly features.
Recent photos and video and a virtual tour of United's first 787 aircraft are
also available for download in the media center on
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,557 flights a day
to 378 airports on six continents from the airline's hubs in Chicago,
Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco,
Tokyo and Washington, D.C. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed
seats in first and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating
than any other airline in North America. United now has 180 airplanes
featuring DIRECTV®, offering customers more live television access than any
other airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and
has orders for more than 270 new aircraft deliveries through 2022. In 2012,
United was the first North American airline to take delivery of new Boeing 787
Dreamliner aircraft. United was rated the world's most admired airline on
FORTUNE magazine's 2012 airline-industry list of the World's Most Admired
Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus
program the best frequent flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is
a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries
via 27 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S.
state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit
united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of
United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE
under the symbol UAL.
SOURCE United Continental Holdings, Inc.
Contact: United Continental Holdings, Inc. Worldwide Media Relations,
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