United unveils first Dreamliner

United has ordered 50 B787s
United has ordered 50 B787s

United Airlines has unveiled its first ever Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The airline rolled out of the paint hangar at Boeing’s facility in Washington state yesterday. United is the North American launch customer for the Dreamliner, and will take delivery of its first 787 in September. The airline has firm orders for 50 787s, all of which are expected to be delivered by 2019.

The airline will operate the new fuel-efficient aircraft with 219 seats in three classes – 36 seats in business class, 72 in premium economy and 111 in economy. Routes to be operated using the new aircraft include the first ever direct service between Denver and Tokyo.

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