United Airlines’ recently launched Polaris business class seat-equipped B777-300ER is set to begin flying on a number of new routes to destinations in Asia and Europe this year, notably Beijing, Tokyo and Frankfurt.
These cities will join Hong Kong and Tel Aviv, which are currently served by the aircraft, and Taipei, which is set to see the aircraft deployed on United’s route to the city from San Francisco on August 1.
Starting September 6, the aircraft will be deployed on United’s daily San Francisco-Beijing route, followed by one of its two daily San Francisco-Frankfurt flights (UA58/UA59) on October 5 – the first European route United will serve with the aircraft.
United’s New York Newark-Tokyo Narita route will then receive the aircraft on October 28, though this is not the first service to Tokyo to see the aircraft. Earlier this year, United replaced the B747-400 that operated on its San Francisco-Tokyo Narita route with the B777-300ER.
To read a review of the new Polaris business class seat on United’s San Francisco-Hong Kong route, click here.
Seats on the B777-300ER are configured 1-2-1 in business class with a total of 60 seats, 3-4-3 in economy plus with 102 seats, and 3-4-3 in economy with 204 seats. Business class seats are fully lie-flat and have a length of six feet and six inches, while economy plus has 34 inches of pitch and economy 31 inches.
United aims to deploy all 14 of its first batch of B777-300ER before the end of the year, with additional aircraft set to be received down the line. The airline recently placed an order for four additional B777-300ERs.