Industry United Airlines orders additional Boeing 737 MAX and 777 aircraft
Major U.S. - carrier United Airlines and Boeing have announced, that the carrier has ordered additional B737 MAX and 777 aircraft.
In total, United Airlines ordered 28 new aircraft. Four Boeing 777-300ER will join the fleet in the coming years, as well as 24 additional 737 MAX jets. According to current list prices, the deal is valued at approximately US$4.5 billion. The order has previously been unidentified on Boeing´s Orders & Deliveries website.
This new order comes after the airline has successfully implemented the 737 MAX into its fleet. United Airlines is one of the most important carriers in the United States and has steadily placed new orders for aircraft in the past years. This underlines the airline´s will to grow.
Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company commented: “United Airlines has been instrumental to the phenomenal success of the Boeing 737 and 777 programs over the years. We are honoured by United’s continued confidence in our people and our airplanes and services [...] We are proud to again extend our long-standing partnership with United Airlines with these latest orders.”
Next to the Boeing 737 and 777, United Airlines also played a vital role in the manufacturer´s 787 program. Last year, the carrier became launch-operator of the 787-10 Dreamliner and is currently the only airline that operates all 787 variants.
With their specific advantages, the 777 and 737 have been a story of success for United Airlines. Most of the 737s are being used on domestic routes between the hubs, while the 777 also fly on international services to Europe or Asia. Airframe enhancements, new winglets and more efficient engines make the aircraft.
Founded 1962, United Airlines is one of the largest airlines in the world. The carrier is member of the Star Alliance and operates a fleet of over 760 aircraft. 67 Airbus A319s, 99 A320s, 339 Boeing B737 Next Gens, 77 B757s, 52 B767s, 92 B777s and 40 B787 Dreamliners belong to the fleet. United serves over 340 destinations around the world.
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