On the 14th of November, United Airlines announced that it will operate its newest Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on six trans-Atlantic routes from its New York/Newark hub. The change takes effect in March 2019. United was the first North American airline to take delivery of the 787-10 and is the first airline in the world to have the entire family of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners (787-8, 787-9, and 787-10) in its fleet. Tickets will be available for purchase on Dec. 3 for travel beginning March 30.
“United is proud to offer more seats between New York and Europe than any other carrier and our Boeing 787-10 aircraft based in New York/Newark will enable us to connect even more New York City customers to Europe and beyond,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s Vice President of International Network. “We are thrilled to announce six international cities that will be served with this aircraft and we look forward to offering our customers all of the comforts and services of our most advanced aircraft.”
United previously announced its first 787-10 aircraft will begin operating between New York/Newark and Los Angeles and San Francisco in January 2019.
The Boeing 787-10 is 18 feet longer than the 787-9 and can carry more passengers and more cargo. The -10 aircraft can fly up to 6,430 nautical miles while using 20 percent less fuel than older generation airplanes. United currently operates 25 787-9 and 12 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline expects to take delivery of 14 787-10 aircraft over the next two years.
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