United's first Boeing 787-10 enters service between Los Angeles and Newark


Los Angeles - United Airlines' first Boeing 787-10 carried out its first scheduled flight between Los Angeles and Newark. The airline now officially operates all three variants of the Dreamliner family.

The first of three Boeing 787-10 delivered to United Airlines entered into service on January 7 with flight UA2418 linking Los Angeles to Newark-Liberty Airport. The US carrier configured its 787-10 to accommodate 44 passengers in Polaris Business Class, 21 in the new Premium Plus and 253 in Economy Class including 25 seats in Economy with extra legroom.

The Star Alliance airline will launch its second Boeing 787-10 between San Francisco and Newark on February 14, before deploying it on airline's international routes from March 30. The initial transatlantic destinations will be Frankfurt and Tel Aviv. Paris-CDG, Brussels, Barcelona, and Dublin will follow.

United Airlines has 11 more 787-10 in its order book waiting to be delivered. Apart from the 787-10, the airline operates 25 787-9 (11 more on order) and 12, 787-8 making it the world's largest Dreamliner operator with all three variants of the family.

The Boeing 787-10 has already entered into service with the launch company Singapore Airlines, and Etihad Airways.