United Places Order for Additional 25 737-700s, Confirms 747 Retirement

By Jesse Sokolow on 8 March 2016
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DSC_0825United Airlines announced an order for 25 Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The order is in addition to the carrier’s previous one of 40 737-700s, which the airline announced in January of this year.

The Chicago-based airline also confirmed that it will retire its Boeing 747 fleet from scheduled service by the end of 2018.

United says it plans to use the planes to replace some of its older aircraft operated by regional carriers.

When the airline placed the original order in January, it said that the planes would enter its fleet in the middle of next year.

The airline’s current 737-700s have 118 seats, including 12 in first class, 40 in Economy Plus, and 66 in economy.

In addition to the 737-700s, United also has firm orders for 35 Airbus A350-100s, 153 Boeing 737-famliy aircraft, and 27 Boeing 787s Dreamliners, as well as ten Embraer E175s that will be operated by United Express partner airlines

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