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United Delays Launch Of Denver-Tokyo Flight Amid 787 Dreamliner Woes

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Denver International Airport (credit: CBS)

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DENVER (Denver Business Journal) – United Airlines said Thursday it will postpone launch of its Denver-Tokyo nonstop flight by at least 1-1/2 months as the Federal Aviation Administration continues to probe why batteries on Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 — the jet that United plans to use on the route — caught fire on two different occasions.

The much-anticipated first flight from Denver International Airport to Japan, which Denver leaders have sought for years, was scheduled for March 31. But airline officials have moved it back until May 12 because they had “no visibility on the question of when 787 would be reinstated,” said Christen David, United’s corporate communications director.

denver business journal United Delays Launch Of Denver Tokyo Flight Amid 787 Dreamliner WoesRead more on the website of CBS4 partner the Denver Business Journal.

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