United receives third Boeing 787 – FlightGlobal.com

United’s first 787 Dreamliner at a gate in Houston during proving runs earlier this year. Photo: Doug McElroy – OPShots Contributor // 

United Airlines has received its third Boeing 787-8 from the manufacturer, with two more due before the end of the year.

The aircraft is registered N26902 (MSN 34822) and was delivered to the Chicago-based Star Alliance member on 21 November, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database.

The Dreamliner will begin revenue flights on domestic routes in early December, according to an employee newsletter.

United flies the 787 between Houston Intercontinental and both Chicago O’Hare and Los Angeles. International flights will begin on 3 January 2013 with service between Los Angeles and Tokyo Narita.

The airline anticipates that it will receive two more 787s by the end of the year, it says in the newsletter.

United has 50 787-8s on order.

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