United adds Boeing 777 aircraft to 2017 fleet

United Airlines has added the Boeing 777-300ER to its 2017 flight schedules, which marks the debut of its new wide-body cabin design, the company said.

The airline features United Polaris business class seats starting regularly scheduled service in February 2017.

The company´s updated flight schedule offers one round trip six days each week between Newark Liberty International Airport and San Francisco International Airport between Feb. 16 and May 4. The airline said it expects to begin 777-300ER intercontinental service between San Francisco and Hong Kong on March 25, with the aircraft replacing a Boeing 747-400 currently being used on the route. Flight and aircraft schedules are subject to change.

United said it expects to place into service all 14 aircraft in its 777-300ER order in 2017.

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.