Monday, 1 October 2018

More Dreamliners for United

United Airlines announced on Monday that it had ordered another 9 Boeing 787-9 aircraft in a deal worth $2.53 billion according to list prices or $1.95 billion at real prices.

United Airlines says the order forms part of its fleet strategy of replacing older widebody jets with new, advanced aircraft which can fly farther for less. In total, The U.S. airline has ordered 64 examples of Boeing's Dreamliner family of aircraft.

The airline started operating the Dreamliner in 2012, and later this year is all set to take delivery of the largest member of the Dreamliner family, the 787-10, which can seat up to 330 passengers in a standard configuration. While the aeroplane is capable of flying long distances with a range of 6,430 nautical miles, United today announced plans to debut its first 787-10 on premium transcontinental routes in the U.S., boosting its coast-to-coast schedules to offer passengers travelling between New York/Newark and Los Angeles and San Francisco more flights and more premium seats.

(Photos Boeing / United)