29 JULY 2019
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With transatlantic competition increasing with the arrival this year of the Airbus A350-1000, United Airlines put in its bid for prominence on Saturday by claiming it would now offer more Business Class seats between the New York area and London than any US carrier.
The company said every flight between New York Newark and Heathrow will be operated with its newly-reconfigured Boeing B767-300ER with 46 Polaris seats in the premium cabin and 22 Premium Plus seats.
The announcement came as United's fifth daily non-stop flight became available for sale for travel from 15 September. Chief commercial officer Andrew Nocella said: "By reconfiguring aircraft and adding more space and seats, and ultimately comfort, we are committed to making United the airline that customers choose to fly.
"We have seen an increase in customer demand for premium seats and we're excited to be able to expand the number of such seats on all our flights between New York Newark and London."
The reconfigured B767-300ER features 16 additional Polaris seats, an increase in all-aisle-access seating of more than 50%.
The aircraft will also feature 22 seats in United Premium Plus, becoming the first United B767-300ER to offer the seat type; 47 in Economy Plus and 52 in Economy seats.
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