MUMBAI, July 10, 2018 – United has announced that it is to introduce its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft - the airline’s newest aircraft type featuring the all-new United Polaris business class seat - on its route between Mumbai and New York/Newark from October 28, 2018. The aircraft replaces a Boeing 777-200ER on the once daily service.
“We are excited to introduce the 777-300ER to our service between Mumbai and New York/Newark,” said Harvinder Singh, United’s Country Manager India. “I am confident our customers in India will appreciate the elevated inflight experience offered by our all-new United Polaris business class seats onboard this aircraft.”
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 center 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 travelers. 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 business class in a 1-2-1 configuration with direct-aisle access from all seats.
Throughout the aircraft, the cabin interior is comprised of bespoke branding elements, as well as carpets, fabrics and wall laminates – that, like the United Polaris seat, were 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.
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.
United in India
United has served India since 2005 and marked its 10 year anniversary of daily nonstop services from Mumbai to New York/Newark in 2017. Flights are conveniently timed to connect at our New York hub with an extensive network of destinations throughout the Americas. United operates flights to more than 300 destinations in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. United customers in India can book flights by visiting united.com or contacting United reservations on 91-022-40908000 (Mumbai), 91-124-4315500 (Delhi), or their travel agent.