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United Airlines to buy 270 planes for $30 billion

Christian Fernsby |
United Airlines confirmed its largest-ever order for Boeing and Airbus jets on Tuesday, lining up 270 planes.

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Topics: UNITED AIRLINES   

The order for 200 Boeing 737 MAX and 70 Airbus A321neo jets, worth $30 billion at list prices, will boost United’s seating capacity across it domestic network by almost 30 percent, allowing it to better compete for both premium and low-cost travel.

United Chief Executive Scott Kirby said it would “accelerate our business to meet a resurgence in air travel.”

With the deal, America’s third largest airline by revenue will replace most of its regional jets and undertake a sweeping cabin overhaul with more premium seats, larger overhead bin space and entertainment on every seat-back.

The order includes 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 150 MAX 10.


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