United Airlines has announced plans to relaunch flights between Heathrow and Denver next year.

The US carrier will operate a daily service using B787-8 aircraft, fitted with 36 fully flat business class seats, 70 Economy Plus seats and 113 in economy.

The Dreamliner will offer United’s new Polaris business class experience, including new bedding, amenity kits and inflight food and beverages.

The second phase of the Polaris rollout features a brand new business class seat – United says that the business class seat for this B787-8 aircraft “has not yet been confirmed”.

Flights will operate between March 25 and October 27, 2018, with UA26 departing Heathrow at 1140 and landing into Denver at 1430. The return leg UA27 will leave the US city at 1735, landing back into London at 0940 the following day.

United last flew the Heathrow-Denver route in 2010, and this year is celebrating 80 years of service at the airport.

The airline currently operates up to 17 flights per day from London to six US hubs: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York Newark, San Francisco and Washington Dulles.

United also operates seasonal flights from Edinburgh to Chicago, and from Glasgow to Newark, as well as services from Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham to Newark, although the Birmingham route is being dropped on October 5.

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