United Airlines will begin operations with its new Boeing 787-9 aircraft by flying on a number of domestic routes.
The first of the aircraft, which is an extended version of the standard 787-8 model, will arrive in July. Flying shorter routes will help in gaining crew familiarity before the type begins long haul flying.
The aircraft will fly between Denver, Houston IAH and Los Angeles International from August.
Already announced, the first international route will be from Los Angeles International to Melbourne, starting in October.