Continued delays in Boeing’s 787 program has forced United Continental to defer the planned launch of nonstop service between Houston Intercontinental Airport and Auckland, New Zealand, from late 2011 to sometime in 2012. During the merger process that created United Continental Houston-based Continental Airlines unveiled plans to assign its first 787-8 to the Auckland Airport route on Nov. 16, 2011, after taking delivery of the aircraft in August. However, the carrier now confirms the ...


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