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United Airlines adding 40 Boeing 737-700s

by Matt Falcus
United 737 700
United 737 700

Photo by Oscar Elvir Vasquez

United Airlines has reportedly made a decision on the future of its domestic fleets by agreeing to buy 40 Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

The airline is looking to reduce the number of flights operated by third party carriers using regional jets on flights from its hubs across the USA.

It had been considering an order for the new Bombardier CSeries, as it was looking for a 100-seat airliner.

However, the decision has been made to focus on the Boeing 737, which will be fitted with around 118 seats in a mixed-class layout. The airline already operates a significant fleet of Boeing 737 family aircraft.

United said in a statement: “These aircraft will replace a portion of the capacity currently operated by the company’s regional partners, as the company expects to reduce by more than half the number of 50-seat aircraft in its fleet by 2019″. The first new aircraft is due in 2017.


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