United Airlines Orders 29 New Jets Including Four Boeing Dreamliners

By Anna Breuer on 16 July 2018
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DSC_0885United Airlines said Monday it had ordered 29 new aircraft as part of what it termed a “fleet update.”

The airline announced an order for 25 Embraer E-175 regional jets as well as four Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 planes. The regional jets will arrive in 2019 and the new Dreamliners in 2020.

United will use the Embraer jets to replace 25 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft operated by the airline’s United Express regional partners. The Dreamliners are part of the carrier’s wide-body replacement strategy.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be outfitted with United’s new Polaris business-class seats. The four will be the first Dreamliners to offer the new seats in the United fleet. The airline currently operates 25 787-9s and 12 787-8s in its Dreamliner fleet.

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