United Airlines is delighted with its new Polaris business class seats and recently said that United Polaris has now been fitted on 15 aircrafts since its launch. These aircrafts include 14 new Boeing 777-300ERs and one Boeing 767-300. The airline is currently operating these aircrafts on various international routes, such as Newark Liberty-Tel Aviv, San Francisco-Frankfurt, San Francisco-Beijing, San Francisco-Taipei and San Francisco-Hong Kong. The United Polaris will be launched on Newark Liberty-Tokyo Narita route starting from October 28 this year. The airline is however yet to announce the availability of this new business class product on flights to UK. Moreover, the airline is also yet to reveal the details of United Polaris launch on other routes as well.
Media reports said that United Airlines has received all its Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts fitted with the new United Polaris seats it had previously ordered for. The airline now wants to retrofit its Boeing 767-300s and Boeing 777-200s with Polaris seats and focusing on them. The reports said that its first Boeing 777-200 aircraft is likely to enter into service during this winter season. The airline’s Boeing 787-10 aircraft will also be fitted with this new business class seat. United Airlines has however said that it is still studying and evaluating options whether to install United Polaris seats on its Boeing 787-8s and Boeing 787-9s or not. The airline presently has over 30 of these aircrafts in service. The airline has indicated that a total of 90 Boeing aircrafts are to be retrofitted with United Polaris seats during next few years.
Meanwhile, United Airlines has announced that it will soon be opening its 9 United Polaris lounges. The first United Polaris lounge has already opened at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The airline has said that the remaining 8 lounges would be opened at various airports worldwide, such as Tokyo Narita, London Heathrow, Hong Kong, Washington Dulles, San Francisco, Newark Liberty, Los Angeles and Houston Intercontinental.