It seems United Airlines continue to be happy with Boeing equipment, with the airline putting in for a follow on-order of aircraft.
The airline has ordered an 24 additional 737 MAX jets and four more 777-300ER aircraft, which will be added to the United Airlines fleet. The 737 MAX variant has not been disclosed.
The order was made last year – and was one of those “unidentified customers” that listed orders.
With additional aircraft, it’s easy to see that 737 MAX will target the US Domestic and Mid-Haul Market, whilst the 777-300ER aircraft.
The airline currently has 18 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in it’s fleet, as well as orders for 100 737 MAX 10 and 85 MAX 9 (with nine aircraft delivered so far).
Expect the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to be equipped with United’s Polaris product (as well as a three-class cabin featuring Polaris, Premium Plus, Economy Plus and Economy), whilst the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will get the usual product .
Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company states
“United Airlines has been instrumental to the phenomenal success of the Boeing 737 and 777 programs over the years. We are honored 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”
Incremental Growth is always a good thing
Whilst big orders grab headlines, small and incremental orders show a managed growth and a plan of how the aircraft may be used in the future, as well as its network. The extra 777’s will be able to flex capacity on their long haul network, whilst the 737 MAXs will be able to fill in where United needs them in its network.
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