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Far From Ho Ho Ho-Hum: Just In Time For The Holidays, United Takes Delivery of Newest Boeing 777

The addition of the 777-300ER to United's fleet is the first aircraft to feature the United Polaris all-aisle access, lie-flat seat, available in early-2017

December 21, 2016

CHICAGO, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today United Airlines took delivery of the company's first 777-300ER from Boeing in Everett, Washington. The airline's newest aircraft type features the all-new United Polaris business class seat and will start regularly scheduled service in February 2017. This is the first of 14 777-300ER aircraft United expects to place into service in 2017.

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United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in ChicagoDenverHoustonLos AngelesNew York/NewarkSan Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 720 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 21 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s, as well as six used Airbus A319 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

 

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