A United Airlines flight from Denver to Tokyo was diverted on Tuesday afternoon after pilots apparently noticed there was a technical issue with the plane.
A new Boeing Dreamliner took off on its first international flight from Denver to Tokyo Monday afternoon.
A prominent Denver chef headed out on United’s first direct flight to Tokyo on Monday.
After months of delays because of battery problems, the plane that will bring Denver International Airport’s first direct flight to Asia landed in Denver on Tuesday.
A 787 Dreamliner landed in Chicago after the United Airlines flight took off from Houston Monday morning. The Boeing 787s were grounded earlier this year over concerns of smoldering batteries.
United Airlines is again delaying the launch of a new route from Denver to Tokyo-Narita airport while U.S. regulators investigate problems with the new Boeing 787 aircraft.
There are some updates on some major projects at Denver International Airport.
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.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will travel to Tokyo in October to continue the city’s efforts to create a direct flight from Denver International Airport to Asia.
The Red Cross is keeping up its relief efforts in Japan right now and American families in Japan are trying and stay safe.