United Airlines is likely to use Boeing 787s to serve secondary cities in China, according to a senior executive. Speaking Aug. 31 at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas, United vice chairman and chief revenue officer Jim Compton said United’s San Francisco-Chengdu 787-8 flights, which were launched last year, are a precursor to how it will develop the US-China market. United already served Beijing and Shanghai when it launched Chengdu service, becoming ...

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