MIAMI — Approximately four months ago, United Airlines launched a second daily flight between Houston and Tokyo Narita, but now, it plans to reduce its weekly frequency and use the 787 to operate some of the flights. Currently, United operates 14 weekly flights between Houston and Tokyo with a Boeing 777-200.

The new flight that was introduced, UA001 (IAH-NRT), will operate only on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays effective October 27. UA002 (NRT-IAH) will operate only on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. These flights will be operated with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

UA007 and UA006 will continue to operate every days, and United will continue to operate a Boeing 777-200 on the route. However, this is subject to change.