United upgrades Asian routes with new 777s

United Airlines is upgrading three more of its Asian routes with the deployment of its revamped Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Taipei, Beijing and Tokyo.

On 1 August 2017, the US carrier will launch the twin-aisle aircraft on the San Francisco-Taipei route, and then on 6 September 2017 it will start flying the 777 between San Francisco and Beijing. Finally on 28 October 2017, the aircraft will be launched on the route between New York’s Newark airport and Tokyo Narita.

United's Polaris business class
United’s new Polaris business class

The 777 is already in service on United’s San Francisco-Hong Kong route.

The revamped aircraft features United’s new Polaris business class seat, all of which recline to form fully-flat beds. These 60 seats are configured in a 1-2-1 layout with direct aisle access from all seats.

The aircraft also features 102 premium economy seats and 204 economy class seats, all in a 3-4-3 configuration, for a total capacity of 366 passengers. All seats also come equipped with USB ports, power outlets, in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi.

United expects to have all 14 of its revamped 777-300ER aircraft in service by the end of 2017. The airline recently announced an order for four additional 777s.

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