23 JANUARY 2017
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A new era begins next month for United Airlines as its latest aircraft and first B777-300ER pushes back from the gate with a new name – New Spirit of United – and equipped with the new Polaris all-aisle access lie-flat seat.
CEO Oscar Mnoz said: “This aircraft symbolises the new spirit, the energy and enthusiasm that I have seen in our employees who take great pride in the work they are doing to take care of our customers and one another.”
“The new 777-300ER fleet will play a crucial role in connecting our customers to far-away destinations and to the moments that matter most.”
Munoz said the “new spirit of United” was exemplified by the significant progress the company made in operational reliability last year – achieving its best full-year on-time performance in company history.
The airline had also elevated the customer experience and had completed new agreements with every domestic unionised work group, Munoz added.
“As United continues to build on this momentum, this new aircraft serves as a symbol of the hard work, professionalism and dedication of the entire United team.”
The new 777-300R is the first of 14 United expects to enter service this year.
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