Exactly 25 years ago, United Airlines flew the first commercial 777 flight.
On May 17, 1995, Boeing and United celebrated the delivery of the world’s first Boeing 777. This aircraft was a Boeing 777-200 registered as N777UA.
Weeks later on June 7, 1995, United Airlines operated the inaugural revenue service with the Boeing 777 from London Heathrow to Washington IAD.
This aircraft is still in United’s fleet. However, due to COVID-19, it was temporarily grounded but is back in service.
Here’s a video of the inaugural 777 flight. This was footage from 1995 so… it’s really questionable…
The “Blue Tulip” Livery:
The Future United:
Three years later in May 1998, Cathay Pacific took delivery of the first 777-300.
Eventually, Air France took delivery of the first 777-300ER and 777F, and Pakistan International Airlines took delivery of the first 777-200LR.
Boeing 777 Future:
As of today, Boeing has delivered over 1,600 777s to over 65 customers.
Now, the 777X is Boeing’s latest 777 Family aircraft and will represent the manufacturer’s future.
Would be nice to drop the 777 rework today, or on June 7. Probably not gonna happen lol 🤔
If you guys need a route to fly when the 777 rework drops, try out London Heathrow to Washington IAD with United’s old livery.
Huge congrats to Boeing on 25 years of this successful aircraft!