On June 9, United Airlines begins non-stop, three-times-weekly services between San Francisco and Chengdu, China’s fourth-largest city. In doing so, United Airlines becomes the first carrier to serve Chengdu.

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Arke’s first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner landed at the Dutch leisure carrier’s base at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on June 5.

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Based at Milan Malpensa Airport in northern Italy, Neos will become Italy’s first Boeing 787 operator when it takes delivery of two leased 787-8s from ILFC in 2018.

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AeroMexico says replacing 767-200ERs with 787-8s on its three weekly round-trips between Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional and London Heathrow Airport from April onwards will make it better equipped to satisfy increasing customer demand from the UK to Mexico.

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The first Boeing 787-8 for the Kenyan flag-carrier departed Paine Field in Everett, where most of Boeing’s widebody final assembly lines are located, on April 4 for a 7,800-nautical mile non-stop flight to the airline’s home base at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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Air Canada has unveiled a new international cabin design and new seating, to be introduced on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet. The airline will take delivery in the spring of 2014 of the first of the 37 Boeing 787 widebodies it has on firm order.

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The Boeing 787-8 departed Paine Field in Everett on December 3 on its delivery flight to Brussels, where Jetairfly ‒ one of the eight airlines owned by TUI Travel PLC ‒ will base it.

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Japan Airlines will add a second daily round-trip on its Tokyo Narita-New York JFK route on March 30. According to JAL Group, Japan Airlines’ parent company, the second daily round-trip will be operated by Boeing 787-8 equipment.

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The deal, which Boeing values at $424 million at current list prices, extends TUI Travel’s Boeing 787 commitment to 15 aircraft. The purchase was originally attributed on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website to an unidentified customer.

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The Air Canada group of carriers is expanding its international services to Europe from Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Calgary in its summer 2014 Europe schedule.

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Qantas Group carrier Jetstar Airways took delivery of the carrier’s first Boeing 787 on October 7, the aircraft becoming the first Dreamliner to go to an Australian airline.

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The Boeing 787-8 departed Paine Field in Everett, Washington on the evening of October 2 for a 6,540-nautical mile non-stop flight to Royal Brunei Airlines’ base at Brunei International Airport, which serves the country’s capital Bandar Seri Begawan.

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In November, subject to government approval, the airline plans to replace the Airbus A340-600 aircraft with which it is initially serving the Chicago-Beijing route with new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

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United Airlines has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin non-stop service linking the airline’s hub at San Francisco International Airport with Chengdu, the fourth-largest Chinese city, from June 9, 2014.

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Originally announced by Xiamen Airlines in May 2011, the order has a list-price value of $1.3 billion.

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Together with a new corporate tag-line displayed prominently on its aircraft exteriors, Japanese carrier ANA is introducing new in-flight services and standards in its premium-class cabins from September.

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The aircraft is the first Boeing 787 delivered to ILFC and its lessee, Norwegian Air Shuttle, which will operate the aircraft. The 787 also is the 700th aircraft that Boeing has delivered to ILFC.

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BA’s first Boeing 787-8 departed Paine Field in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, June 26, arriving at London Heathrow Airport on June 27 at 12:10 pm local time.

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AeroMexico has revealed it will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in the first half of August, becoming the first Mexican carrier to operate the Boeing 787. The carrier says it will start using its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to operate commercial services in October.

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