Customer launch commitments for the Boeing 787-10 include Air Lease Corporation, with 30 aircraft; GE Capital Aviation Services, with 10; International Airlines Group/British Airways, with 12 subject to shareholder approval; Singapore Airlines, with 30; and United Airlines, with 20.

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United Airlines has re-launched international service with the Boeing 787, with the June 10 inauguration of a new service from Denver International Airport to Narita International Airport near Tokyo. The daily flight marks Denver’s first non-stop service to Asia.

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United Airlines has opened a new United Club lounge in Concourse A at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the second club to feature the airline’s new design concept. The opening coincides with the consolidation of United’s terminal facilities at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Concourse A.

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SkyWest, Inc. has placed a firm order for 40 Embraer 175 aircraft, which one or both of its subsidiary regional carriers will operate for the United Express network. Additionally, SkyWest has agreed a reconfirmable order for another 60 Embraer 175s and has also taken options on another 100 Embraer 175s, taking its total potential order up to 200.

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On the day that United Airlines re-launched Boeing 787 commercial service from the airline’s hub in Houston, the carrier has provided details of new 787 services it plans to begin this summer.

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The airline has scheduled commercial flights with its Boeing 787s to begin on May 20 on routes from Houston to other domestic hubs. United Airlines will begin international 787 flying on the Denver-Tokyo route on June 10.

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United Airlines will launch daily service from its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on November 5.

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United now offers live television on most of its Boeing 737NG aircraft and on many of its Boeing 757-300 jets.

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United Airlines has placed a firm order for 30 Embraer 175 jets and optioned 40 more, potentially taking United’s firm order to a total of 70 aircraft. If United Airlines exercises all 40 options, the order has an estimated value of $2.9 billion at current list prices, according to Embraer.

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United Airlines has introduced on to its transcontinental ‘p.s.’ premium service the service’s first aircraft featuring a revamped and enlarged premium cabin, which is fitted with flat-bed-seats.

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The new United Club lounge in Terminal 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the first to feature a new design prototype that United Airlines will use when building and renovating lounges worldwide.

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United is planning new flights to Latin America from Chicago and Washington, D.C. The carrier is also planning to launch new services to Canada from Denver, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as additional domestic routes from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

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On December 3, Boeing reached a new record for year-to-date 737 deliveries with the delivery of its 377th 737NG assembled in 2012.

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FAA certification for 787 operations clears United to fly the type on commercial services, beginning with its inaugural 787 commercial flight departing Houston for Chicago on November 4 at 7:20 a.m. CST.

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United plans to offer five-times-weekly seasonal service between Chicago O’Hare and Shannon Airport in Ireland from June 6 to August 26, 2013. The airline will also begin operating a third daily service between Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport and London Heathrow from March 30.

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The airline’s Boeing 787-8 cabin is configured with 36 seats in United BusinessFirst, 72 seats in United Economy Plus and 111 seats in United Economy.

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The United Express flights will be operated by ExpressJet using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets, with the twice-daily Nashville service beginning on December 19 and the daily Oklahoma City service beginning on February 14.

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United Airlines has announced the first six international routes it will operate with its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, the first of which it is due to receive at the end of September.

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The Boeing 787-8 took off from Boeing’s Paine Field in Everett, Washington, on Sunday, August 19. Boeing pilots flew the 787 around the Seattle area for more than three hours as part of planned tests of the aircraft’s controls and systems.

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