United Airlines (Chicago) today announced plans to launch daily, nonstop flights between its Denver hub and its hub at Tokyo Narita International Airport, effective on March 31, 2013, subject to government approval. Eastbound service from Tokyo begins on April 1. United will operate the service with state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
United offers more flights to more destinations worldwide from Denver than any other airline, with almost 400 peak day departures to 125 destinations throughout the year. United flies to nearly 50 more cities than the next largest carrier atDenver International Airport. This flight will be the city’s first nonstop service to Asia. Additionally, together with its joint venture partner ANA, United will offer seamless connections at Narita to or from more than 20 destinations in Asia.United is one of Denver’s largest private employers, with nearly 5,000 employees who proudly call Denver home.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
United will operate the service with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with 219 seats—36 in BusinessFirst and 183 in United Economy, including 63 Economy Plus seats with extra legroom. United BusinessFirst features flat-bed seats, along with a wide range of premium-cabin services and amenities.
Customers on the flights will experience the aircraft’s many passenger-friendly features including improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin pressure altitude and enhanced ventilation systems, among other features. The aircraft’s use of light-weight composites, together with its modern engines and improved aerodynamic design, allow it to fly farther, faster and more efficiently than similar sized conventional aircraft.
United flight UA 123 will depart Denver daily at 11:55 a.m. (1155) and arrive in Tokyo at 3 p.m. (1500) the next day. Flight UA 122 will depart Tokyo’s Narita International Airport at 4:40 p.m. (1640) and arrive in Denver at 12:30 p.m. (1230) the same day.
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Image: Boeing. Of course the first UA 787 will wear this livery with United titles.