Monday, 23 April 2018

United Airlines Takes Delivery of the Fuel Efficient 737 MAX 9

United Airlines announced today that it has taken delivery of its first 737 MAX 9 aircraft from the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle, WA. The new aircraft, which arrived right after Earth Day, reduced fuel use and CO2 emissions significantly compared with older generation aircraft. In honour of this more eco-friendly aircraft, United has given the MAX a new livery, similar to its fuel-efficient Boeing Dreamliner aircraft, so that employees and customers can easily recognize the plane and its superior fuel efficiency.

United expects to take delivery of two more 737 MAX 9 aircraft this month and will have 10 737 MAX 9 aircraft by the end of 2018. As previously announced, the aircraft will enter United's schedule June 7 with service between the airline's hub at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and five cities – Anchorage, Alaska; Austin, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Orlando, FL. and San Diego. The aircraft will operate on additional routes from Houston and Los Angeles International Airport starting June 29.

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The addition of the MAX 9 furthers the carriers efforts to become a more efficient and productive airline. It has better fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs and does all of this while maximizing customer comfort," said United's Chief Financial Officer Andrew Levy. This year, United will receive 10 new MAX 9 aircraft from Boeing and will continue to add service from its hubs to cities throughout the United States.

Scheduled Boeing 737 MAX 9 service

Date
United Hub
Destination
Depart
Arrive
June 7
Houston (IAH)
Anchorage (ANC)
2:40 p.m.
6:58 p.m.
June 7
Houston (IAH)
Austin (AUS)
10:25 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
June 7
Houston (IAH)
Ft. Lauderdale (FLL)
2:20 p.m.
5:52 p.m.
June 7
Houston (IAH)
Orlando (MCO)
7:35 a.m.
10:38 p.m.
June 7
Houston (IAH)
Orlando (MCO)
2:50 p.m.
6:19 p.m.
June 7
Houston (IAH)
San Diego (SAN)
9:50 p.m.
10:52 p.m.
June 29
Los Angeles (LAX)
Honolulu (HNL)
11:05 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
June 29
Los Angeles (LAX)
Houston (IAH)
8:15 a.m.
1:37 p.m.
June 29
Los Angeles (LAX)
Houston (IAH)
1:00 a.m.
6:14 a.m.
June 29
Houston (IAH)
Los Angeles (LAX)
7:45 a.m.
9:23 a.m.
June 29
Houston (IAH)
Los Angeles (LAX)
9:35 p.m.
10:59 p.m.
 June 29
Houston (IAH)
Sacramento (SMF)
9:50 p.m.
11:27 p.m.
June 29
Houston (IAH)
Tampa (TPA)
2:50 p.m.
6:02 p.m.
June 29
Houston (IAH)
Tampa (TPA)
7:50 a.m.
10:59 a.m.
The Boeing 737 MAX 9 features 179 seats including 20 United First seats in a 2-2 configuration, 48 in Economy Plus in a 3-3 configuration with 34 inches of pitch, and 111 United Economy seats in a 3-3 configuration with at least 30 inches of pitch. Customers also have access to in-seat power outlets and the opportunity to purchase satellite Wi-Fi. United Private Screening personal device entertainment will be available throughout the aircraft and enables customers to play thousands of hours of movies and television programs on their electronic devices. 

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