After nearly ten years of trying, United Airlines will launch a nonstop flight from Denver to Tokyo's Narita International Airport next year.
Flights from Denver International Airport to Toyko will start on March 31, 2013.
United's website shows the flights will leave DIA at 11:55 a.m. and arrive the next day at 3 p.m. in Tokyo.
Fares in April 2013 are running approximately $980 roundtrip.
United will operate the service with the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
DIA has nonstop flights to Europe, Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica, but not to Asia.
"Opening this next frontier of opportunity with a nonstop flight to Tokyo will create new jobs, generate more than $130 million in annual economic benefit to Colorado, and elevate Denver as a world-class city on the global stage," said Mayor Michael Hancock.
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