United Airlines is re-introducing a route I flew some time ago, with Denver to London Heathrow to gain a direct operation.
United Airlines Boeing 787-8 departing London Heathrow – Image, Economy Class and Beyond.
The airline will re-introduce its direct service for the Summer season of 2018, operating between 24th March 2018 through to 26th October 2018.
The flight is booked to operate as follows:
UA27 DEPART DEN 17:35 ARRIVE LHR 09:40+1 UA26 DEPART LHR 11:40 ARRIVE DEN 14:30 Operates 24th March 2018 through to 26th October 2018. Booked Equipment: Boeing 787-8 Data: United Airlines
United will use the smaller 787 – The Boeing 787-8 on this route, configured with:
- 36 United Polaris business class seats
- 70 Economy Plus seats
- 113 seats in United Economy
The re-introduction of Denver to Heathrow will allow easy connections to 80 cities at Denver
Steve Jaquith, vice president of United Airlines Denver hub states
“For the last 80 years, United has played an integral role in serving the Denver region and helping Denver International become an essential hub connecting business and leisure travelers to destinations around the globe,
Our new service to London will provide more customers with convenient one-stop opportunities from markets that are served only through Denver, and we’re excited to bring this new service to the Mile High City.”
United Airlines previously operated the route, between 2008 and 2010. It seems there’s demand again for this route and a direct connection between the mile high city and London.
In terms of competition, British Airways operates a three-class service to Denver, whilst additional competition will be coming from Norwegian Air Shuttle who are due to commence services in September 2017.
It’s welcome to see United re-establish a transatlantic link from Denver. Hopefully, the forward bookings will allow the airline to expand the operation in the future.
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