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United Airlines launches new Boeing 777-300ER on Mumbai-New York/Newark route

Harvinder Singh, Country Manager, United Airlines, India (second from left) and Thorsten Letnin – MD, United Airlines (third from left) at ribbon cutting ceremony

Harvinder Singh, Country Manager, United Airlines, India (second from left) and Thorsten Letnin – MD, United Airlines (third from left) at ribbon cutting ceremony

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Mumbai: United has introduced its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft – the airline’s latest aircraft type featuring the all-new United Polaris business class seat – on its route between Mumbai and New York/Newark. The aircraft replaces a Boeing 777-200ER on the once-daily service.
“Our customers from India will notice a real difference when they step on board our new 777-300ER aircraft,” said Harvinder Singh, United’s Country Manager India. “This plane features our new United Polaris seat, for an enhanced inflight experience. Deploying this new aircraft on our Mumbai-New York/Newark service underpins United’s commitment to the Indian market.”
United has already placed into service 17 of the 18 aircraft in its first 777-300ER order.
All-New Business Class Seat
United’s 777-300ER aircraft offers a modern, spacious interior envisioned in partnership with design firm PriestmanGoode, including the airline’s all-new United Polaris business class seat. Each United Polaris suite-like pod features direct access to the aisle, a 180-degree flat-bed that measures 6’6” and 23 inches wide with infinite seat recline options and one-touch lumbar support. There is ample storage, multiple surfaces that enable passengers to dine while working, universal A/C power as well as 2-USB ports, a 16-inch high-definition entertainment screen, electronic privacy dividers for seats in the centre of the cabin, mood lighting and an illuminated “Do Not Disturb” sign. Additionally, a new marble-topped bar unit offers customers in business class a place to grab a mid-flight drink or snack.
This new seat represents the latest in the continued roll-out of United Polaris, the airline’s most significant product transformation in more than a decade, featuring a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travellers. The airline is expected to add at least one aircraft with United Polaris seating every ten days from now until 2020.
The 777-300ER features 60 seats in United Polaris business class in a 1-2-1 configuration with direct-aisle access from all seats.
Cabin Experience
Throughout the aircraft, the cabin interior is comprised of bespoke branding elements, as well as carpets, fabrics and wall laminates which have been specially designed for United.  There are redesigned lavatories, which include modern finishings and farmhouse-style sinks. With a focus on providing a more tranquil journey for customers, the new cabin design features LED mood-lighting to complement sleep and assist with time-zone changes, as well as textured and softer touch materials, which not only provide a more premium feel but will absorb aircraft noise and other sound within the cabin.
United Economy
Seats in United Economy offer two United Private Screening options – personal on-demand entertainment with high-definition seat-back monitors and USB ports along with United’s personal device entertainment, enabling customers to play thousands of hours of movies and television programs on their electronic devices. United Economy also offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea and coffee as well as in-seat power outlets and the opportunity to purchase satellite Wi-Fi.
The aircraft features 102 seats in United Economy Plus in a 3-4-3 configuration with 34 inches of pitch, and 204 United Economy seats in a 3-4-3 configuration with 31 inches of pitch.

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