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United Airlines Extends Boeing 777-300ER to Extra Routes

United Continental HoldingsUAL wholly owned subsidiary, United Airlines, has introduced Boeing 777-300ER service (the airline’s latest aircraft type featuring the all-new United Polaris business class seats) to additional routes.

The westbound service between San Francisco (SFO) and Beijing (PEK) is scheduled to begin from Sep 6, 2017, while the eastbound journey is expected to take off on Sep 8, 2017. Services between San Francisco (SFO) – Frankfurt (FRA) and New York/Newark (EWR) – Tokyo Narita (NRT) will start from Oct 5, 2017, eastbound (westbound services will start a day later) and Oct 28, 2017 westbound (Oct 29, 2017 eastbound), respectively.

The new aircraft is already in service along the San Francisco – Hong Kong (HKG) and New York/Newark – Tel Aviv (TLV) routes and will commence operations from San Francisco to Taipei (TPE) on Aug 1.

The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft offers several advanced features and amenities like the all-new United Polaris business class seat, a lavish cabin experience and an enhanced United Economy journey. Every United Polaris seat has direct aisle access, a large 180-degree flat-bed with infinite seat recline options and other extravagant features. Seats in United Economy offer United Private Screening options, enabling customers to enjoy movies and television programs on their electronic gadgets.

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