United has announced the first international routes for the airline's newest addition to its fleet, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In addition to the previously-announced service from its Denver hub to Tokyo Narita starting March 31, 2013, the airline will operate nonstop 787 service five days a week between its Houston hub and Lagos, Nigeria, beginning Jan. 7, 2013. United will also operate daily, nonstop 787 service between its Los Angeles hub and its Narita hub beginning Jan. 3, 2013, and Los Angeles to Shanghai beginning March 30, 2013.
United will also operate daily, nonstop 787 service from its Houston hub to Amsterdam and London Heathrow on a temporary basis. Houston to Amsterdam service begins Dec. 4, 2012, and Houston to London Heathrow service begins Feb. 4, 2013.
The new 787 flights go on sale Saturday. Denver to Tokyo flights are available for sale now.
United said it will announce domestic flights for the 787 soon.
The 787 features 36 seats in first class, 72 seats in Economy Plus and 111 seats in economy,