United Adds New Boeing and Airbus Aircraft to its Fleet
United Airlines has made a major announcement regarding its historical purchase of new aircraft that will improve the customer experience, increase the number of seats on domestic flights, lower carbon emissions and create thousands of jobs by 2026.
The order of 270 aircraft includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 150 737 MAX 10s, and 70 Aa321neos that will have a bright look with LED lighting, larger overhead bins, seatback entertainment for each seat, and in-flight WIFI that is the fastest available. In addition, more premium seats on each flight will enhance comfort by adding additional leg room for passengers.
Adding the new aircraft will allow United to increase the total number of daily departures and seats available across its North American network. It also expects to create approximately 25,000 well-paying jobs to support the new aircraft.
Because of the better overall range and environmental performance of the new aircraft, United expects that adding this new equipment will lower the airline’s total carbon emissions per seat up to 15%. The airline has set a goal to be 100% green by 2050 without relying on traditional carbon offsets.