United to debut 787-10 in January 2019 on Newark-LAX flights

United Airlines has announced it plans to debut Boeing 787-10, the longest variant of the Boeing 787 family, at Newark airport in January 2019, the company said.

The 787-10 is scheduled to enter service on flights between Newark and Los Angeles on January 7, operating six times per week. In February, the company said it will expand its 787-10 network to include flights between Newark and San Francisco.

United currently has orders for 14 787-10s and operates 12 787-8s and 25 -9s with orders for another four -9s.

United is the first North American operator of the 787-10.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 357 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers.