United becomes first North American airline to receive the 787-10 Dreamliner

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United Airlines has taken delivery of its Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Charleston and becomes the first North American carrier to receive the aircraft.

The aircraft is expected to enter service between United’s Los Angeles and Newark/New York hubs on 7 January. The airline expects to take delivery of 14 787-10 aircraft.

United Airlines is also the first carrier in the world to have the entire family of 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliners in its fleet.

The airline’s chief financial officer, Gerry Laderman said: “The 787-10 is an excellent addition to United’s fleet. It offers superior fuel efficiency while providing a more comfortable customer experience onboard that allows passengers to arrive at their destinations feeling more refreshed.”

United’s 787-10 will feature 44 United Polaris business class seats, 21 United Premium Plus seats, 54 Economy Plus seats and 199 standard Economy seats.