United Airlines has announced it will operate its newest Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on six trans-Atlantic routes from its New York/Newark hub beginning in March.
United was the first North American airline to take delivery of the 787-10, and is also the first airline in the world to have the entire family of Boeing’s 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliners in its fleet.
United’s 787-10 features 44 United Polaris business class seats, 21 United Premium Plus seats, 54 Economy Plus seats and 199 standard Economy seats.
Tickets will be available for purchase on December 3rd, for travel beginning March 30th.
“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 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.”
Offering more service than any other US airline from New York to Germany and Israel, United currently offers daily nonstop service to Frankfurt and twice-daily nonstop service to Tel Aviv.
The carrier also operates daily service from New York/Newark to Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin and Paris.
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 per cent 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.