Travel Gossip: United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner Returns to the Skies

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Flight crew of a United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Photo Credit: United Airlines.


A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner took off from Houston Intercontinental Airport for Chicago O’Hare International Airport on 20 May 2013 in a dramatic return to the skies of the technologically advanced airliner, which had been grounded since battery problems surfaced earlier this year.

“The 787 offers an unmatched travel experience for our customers and co-workers, and we are thrilled to be flying it again,” says Jeff Smisek, United’s Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer.

“This is an exciting time at United. Our investment in the Dreamliner is just one more example of our commitment to delivering the best product, route network and customer service in the industry.”

United will re-introduce additional Dreamliner flights on routes from Houston – one of its most important hubs to other travel destinations in the United States this week

The airline will re-launch international 787 service on the Denver-Tokyo route on 10 June 2013. This summer United also plans to inaugurate 787 service on existing international routes including Houston-London, Los Angeles-Tokyo, Los Angeles-Shanghai, and Houston-Lagos.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the world’s most technologically advanced aircraft. It offers greater fuel efficiency and more passenger comfort than other airliners in its class.

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