United Airlines has made its first announcements about the routes its new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will fly when delivered later this year.
The airline has orders for 61 737 MAX 9 and 100 737 MAX 10 aircraft which are due to start joining the fleet soon, following the recent certification of the stretched MAX 9.
The first United Airlines 737 MAX 9 flight will take place on 7 June 2018, following delivery expected in late May.
The first routes will be from Houston George Bush Intercontinental to Anchorage, Austin, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and San Diego.
From 29 June, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Tampa will be added to that list.
Also from 29 June, United Airlines 737 MAX aircraft will begin flying from its Los Angeles hub to both Honolulu and Houston IAH.
“The addition of the MAX 9 furthers our efforts to become a more efficient and productive airline. It has better fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs and does all of this while maximizing customer comfort,” said United’s Chief Financial Officer Andrew Levy. This year, United will receive 10 new MAX 9 aircraft from Boeing and will continue to add service from its hubs to cities throughout the United States.
To book your flights and be one of the first onboard, head to united.com