United Adding Boeing Dreamliners to Transatlantic Routes

by Megan Hill

Dec 29, 2018

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United Airlines announced last month it will start using its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on six of its trans-Atlantic flights, all originating from its Newark (EWR) hub. The planes will be put into service in March 2019.

The new planes will be used on routes from Newark Liberty International Airport to Frankfurt (FRA), Germany; Tel Aviv (TLV), Israel; Barcelona (BCN), Spain; Brussels (BRU), Belgium; Dublin (DUB), Ireland; and Paris (CGD), France.

The airline was the first in North America to receive the 787-10, which has 44 United Polaris business-class seats, 21 United Premium Plus seats, 54 Economy Plus seats and 199 standard Economy seats. Tickets for these flights went on sale Dec. 3, 2018, for travel starting March 30, 2019.

“United is proud to offer more seats between New York and Europe than any other carrier and our Boeing 787-10 aircraft based in New York/Newark will enable us to connect even more New York City customers to Europe and beyond,” Patrick Quayle, vice President, United Airlines, said in a statement.

“We are thrilled to announce six international cities that will be served with this aircraft and we look forward to offering our customers all of the comforts and services of our most advanced aircraft,” Quayle added.

The planes have updated lighting patterns, a new seatback entertainment system and other features.

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