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787 Dreamliners will take to the skies en masse next year.

The carrier announced five new routes for the latest

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aircraft on Thursday, in addition to previously announced Denver-Tokyo Narita service, which begins March 31,2013.

United said Houston-Lagos, Nigeria service will begin Jan. 7, 2013 with five weekly flights. Daily Los Angeles-Narita service will begin Jan. 3, 2013, and daily Los Angeles-Shanghai service will begin March 30.

Also, temporary service from Houston to Amsterdam will begin Dec. 4, 2012, while temporary service from Houston to London Heathrow will begin Feb. 4, 2013.

"The 787 is the right aircraft for these routes because of its many passenger-friendly amenities and superior operating economics," said Greg Hart, senior vice president of network, in a prepared statement. "With fifty 787s on order, we look forward to the many new route opportunities that will become available to United and our customers in the future."

Tickets for Denver-Narita are on sale now, and tickets for the other routes will go on sale Aug. 25. United said it will announce plans for domestic 787 flying in the near future.

United has configured its 787s with 219 seats including 36 in business class, 72 in economy plus and 111 in economy.

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