Chengdu Airport and United Airlines in talks for 787 service: report
China’s Chengdu Airport stated it has been in talks with United Airlines regarding the carrier launching Boeing 787 services between Chengdu and the US, according to a report by Chengdu Evening News. United CEO Jeffery Smisek reportedly stated the carrier plans to become the first US carrier to operate to secondary cities in China using the 787. Other possible secondary Chinese cities include Chongqing, Xian and Wuhan. As previously reported, United stated the 787 will be key to developing the market of second-tier cities in China. Mr Smisek also previously stated the carrier expects to operate the 787 on weekly Los Angeles-Shanghai service from 31-Mar-2013.