United has published new pictures of its new B777-300ER aircraft, which features the carrier’s latest Polaris fully-flat business class product.
Named ‘New Spirit of United’, the aircraft will enter regular scheduled service in February, and is the first of 14 B777-300ERs which United expects to take delivery of this year.
Commenting on the new aircraft Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines 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.”
United will roster the new aircraft on domestic routes including New York Newark-San Francisco from February 16, with Hong Kong set to be the first international destination from March 25.
Earlier this week United announced plans to accelerate the retirement of its B747 jumbo aircraft, with the ‘Queen of the Skies’ set to leave the carrier’s fleet in the last quarter of 2017.