United Airlines will operate nonstop daily service on its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners between Los Angeles and Tokyo-Narita, beginning Jan. 3, as well as five-day-a-week service between Houston and Lagos, Nigeria starting Jan. 7.
United also announced new daily service between Los Angeles and Shanghai, beginning March 30. The new routes are in addition to previously announced service from Denver to Tokyo-Narita, starting March 31.
United will also operate daily, nonstop 787 service from Houston to Amsterdam and London Heathrow on a temporary basis. Houston-Amsterdam service begins Dec. 4 and Houston-Heathrow service begins Feb. 4.
The 787 aircraft will display for sale for these routes beginning Aug. 25, while Denver-to-Narita service is available for sale now. In the near future, United will announce plans for initial domestic flying for the 787, which will precede the launch of international flights. The Dreamliner is configured with 36 seats in United BusinessFirst, 72 seats in United Economy Plus and 111 seats in United Economy. The planes will have improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins and enhanced ventilation systems