June 10, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today re-launched international service on the 787 Dreamliner with the inaugural flight from the airline's hub in
to Tokyo-Narita International Airport. The daily flight marks the Mile High City's first nonstop connection to
, a highly anticipated milestone in
"We share the excitement with the
community and want to recognize the efforts of city and state leaders who worked with us to make service to
a reality," said
, United's vice chairman and chief revenue officer. "The 787 is a revolutionary aircraft, and our customers are going to love the travel experience it provides."
"This new nonstop flight will be a gateway into
and other Asian countries," said
is a top-five dream destination for people in the U.S., and we'd like to make it a top-five dream destination for
fourth-largest source of foreign investment, and we want to help companies expand by taking advantage of
competitive business environment and highly educated workforce."
"This new nonstop service between
will build a new bridge between
and all of
, strengthening our global connectivity and elevating the entire
area onto the international stage," Mayor
Michael B. Hancock
said. "We thank United Airlines for its partnership on this new frontier of opportunity and its commitment to the
market. Launching this nonstop flight to
will not only create new jobs, stimulate economic growth and increase foreign investment and trade, it will provide new avenues for tourism, education and cultural exchanges that will enrich both regions for generations to come."
Mayor Hancock will lead a delegation of nearly 70 business, tourism and government officials traveling to
the week of
to foster trade, tourism and investments between the two regions.
Daily flights to Asia from Denver
Flight 139 departs
and arrives at Tokyo-Narita International Airport at
the next day. For the return, Flight 138 departs
and arrives in
the same day. (All times are local.)
Together with its joint venture partner ANA, United will offer seamless connections at
to or from more than 18 destinations in
, including important business and trade destinations like
Seoul, South Korea
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Configured with 36 seats in United BusinessFirst, 70 seats in United Economy Plus and 113 seats in United Economy, the Dreamliner is revolutionizing the flying experience for United customers and crews while delivering unprecedented operating efficiency, comfort and lower emissions. Customers will experience greater comfort with improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and enhanced ventilation systems, among other passenger-friendly features. All customers will enjoy on-demand entertainment at every seat and lighting that replicates a full day or night on long-haul flights such as
. The aircraft's use of lightweight 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 is the 787 North American launch customer and now has six Dreamliners in its fleet. The airline has 55 Dreamliners on order and expects to take delivery of two more from Boeing in the second half of 2013.