United Airlines announced Tuesday its plans to launch daily, nonstop flights between its Denver hub and its hub at Tokyo Narita International Airport, effective March 31, 2013, subject to government approval. Eastbound service from Tokyo begins April 1. United will operate the service with state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
This flight will be the city's first nonstop service to Asia. Additionally, together with its joint venture partner ANA, United will offer seamless connections at Narita to or from more than 20 destinations in Asia.
United will operate the service with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with 219 seats-36 in BusinessFirst and 183 in United Economy, including 63 Economy Plus seats with extra legroom. United BusinessFirst features flat-bed seats, along with a wide range of premium cabin services and amenities.
Customers on the flights will experience the aircraft's many passenger-friendly features including improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin pressure altitude and enhanced ventilation systems, among other features. The aircraft's use of lightweight composites, together with its modern engines and improved aerodynamic design, allow it to fly farther, faster and more efficiently than similar sized conventional aircraft.
United flight 123 will depart Denver daily at 11:55am and arrive in Tokyo at 3pm the next day. Flight 122 will depart Tokyo's Narita International Airport at 4:40pm and arrive in Denver at 12:30pm the same day.
The flight is now available for sale on united.com and other distribution channels. (United)