Sunday, 24 June 2018

First United Airlines Boeing 777-300ER visits Dublin Airport

                                                 
N2135U Boeing 777-300ER 
United Airlines deployed a Boeing 777-300ER (N2135U) on the Newark to Dublin Airport route for the first time operating UAL23/33 on Friday 8 June in lieu of the usual Boeing 777-200 for operational reasons.  The Boeing 777-300ER is the newest aircraft in the United fleet entering service last year.

In 2015 the carrier officially announced the conversion of ten of their orders for the Boeing 787-9 into orders for the Boeing 777-300ER noting  that "The aircraft will provide attractive upgauge and range opportunities to the company at competitive economics." 

The carrier operates a fleet of 17 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with one aircraft outstanding from order book operating primarily on Asia routes from Newark and San Franciso hubs.

United’s 777-300ER aircraft features the new Polaris business class seat. Each Polaris suite-like pod will feature 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, 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.

The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft is configured with 60 seats in business class and 102 economy plus and 204 economy seats. United Airlines is the third North American operator of the Boeing 777-300ER following Air Canada and American Airlines.

United intends to extend the life of all 21 of its Boeing 767-300ER aircraft and switch some of its Boeing 757-200 capacity from Transatlantic to US domestic routes and Latin American routes. United operates 757s from Dublin to Chicago (Seasonal), Newark (second daily seasonal) and Washington Dulles.

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