After four months on the ground United Airlines today relaunched 787 Dreamliner services, with United Airlines Flight 1 from Houston to Chicago’s O’Hare.
This the first flight since the 787 Dreamliner battery incident will be the start of Uniteds six 787 Dreamliners going back into service.
“The 787 offers an unmatched travel experience for our customers and co-workers, and we are thrilled to be flying it again,” said Jeff Smisek, United’s chairman, president and chief executive officer.
“This is an exciting time at United. Our investment in the Dreamliner is just one more example of our commitment to delivering the best product, route network and customer service in the industry.”
United grounded its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners back on the 17 January after 2 incidents involving Japans All Nippon Airways in which the aircrafts lithium-ion batteries malfunctioned.
United will launch international 787 service on the much-anticipated Denver-Tokyo route on June 10. This summer United also plans to inaugurate 787 service on existing routes including Houston-London, Los Angeles-Tokyo, Los Angeles-Shanghai and Houston-Lagos.
The airline expects to take delivery of two more Dreamliners from Boeing in the second half of 2013.