10 JULY 2017

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Article from BTNews 10 JULY 2017

United B777 spreads its wings

Six more intercontinental routes – but not London – are joining United Airlines’ Boeing B777-300ER network this year, widening the reach of the airline’s newest aircraft type and the all-new Polaris Business Class seat.

The destinations involved are San Francisco – Beijing from 6 September, San Francisco – Frankfurt from 5 October and New York/Newark – Tokyo Narita from 28 October.

The B777-300ER is already in service on United’s San Francisco – Hong Kong and New York/Newark – Tel Aviv routes and will begin service between San Francisco and Taipei on 1 August.

United says it expects to deploy all 14 aircraft in its first B777-300ER order this year. The airline recently announced an order for four more of the aircraft, all with United’s new-look interior and the Polaris seat.

The aircraft features 60 seats in Business Class in 1x2x1 configuration with direct-aisle access from all seats, 102 seats in United Economy Plus in 3x4x3 with 34in pitch and 204 in Economy in 3x4x3 at 31in.

• United last week celebrated 20 years of service to Italy by announcing it will be offering year-round nonstop service between New York/Newark and Rome, expanding its current summer seasonal daily schedule

www.united.com

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