On Wednesday 22 May 2019, United Airlines introduced its brand new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on its route between Newark and Brussels.
The first flight UA999 EWR-BRU was operated with Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner N12003, which was delivered to United Airlines in December 2018. The flight left Newark on Wednesday evening and landed at Brussels Airport on Thursday morning 23 May 2019.
The Boeing 787-10 replaces the Boeing 777-200 which used to operate the route between Newark and Brussels.
United Airlines announced in November 2018 that it would operate its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on routes between New York/Newark and six transatlantic destinations including Brussels.
“We are delighted to introduce the 787-10 Dreamliner to our nonstop Brussels-New York/Newark service: what a fantastic way to mark 20 years of flying this important route. We are confident that our customers in Belgium will notice a real difference when they step on board this state-of-the-art aircraft, which features both our new United Polaris business class and United Premium Plus seats. Introducing this new aircraft on our Brussels-New York/Newark service underpins our commitment to the Belgian market,” said Lucas Geerts, United’s Regional Director Sales Northern Europe. “Brussels is one of six transatlantic destinations that will be served with this new aircraft and we look forward to offering our customers greater comfort on board our most advanced plane.”
“We are happy to announce that United will operate the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on its direct connection Brussels-New York, thus enhancing the attractiveness of this destination out of Brussels Airport,” explains Arnaud Feist, CEO Brussels Airport Company. “This aircraft of the newest generation combines comfort, modernity and foremost ecology, which is a strategic priority for our airport. The number of flights at Brussels Airport operated by the newest type of aircraft could increase even more now. So we expect that the percentage in 2019 will exceed by far the 21% reached in 2018.”
United Airlines’ 787-10 Dreamliner features 44 United Polaris business class seats, 21 United Premium Plus seats, 54 Economy Plus seats and 199 standard Economy seats. The airline expects to take delivery of 14 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft over the next years.
United Airlines is the third airline worldwide flying with this type of aircraft. Its aircraft registered N12003 is the first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner ever to land at Brussels Airport.
23 May 2019