United Airlines will reportedly announce an order for at least 200 new jets next week, a mix between Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
United Airlines Rumored To Place Huge New Jet Order
As noted in Forbes and independently confirmed by Live and Let’s Fly, United Airlines will announce a huge new jet order next Tuesday at it looks to growth beyond the pandemic.
While details remain limited, United will purportedly buy:
- 100 Boeing 737MAX jets
- up to 100 Airbus A321 jets
There is also talk of a large widebody order.
Unsurprisingly, a United spokesperson refused to confirm any details:
“We do not currently have a deal in place with Boeing or Airbus to purchase new aircraft and do not comment on speculative aircraft orders.”
Still, the United spokesperson added:
“We have, for months now, turned our attention away from managing the crisis of the pandemic and toward planning for our bright future. Those plans include thinking about how to harness the power of the best, midcontinent hubs in the industry; capitalizing on the financial benefits of increasing the gauge of our fleet and, most importantly, building on the significant improvements in our customers’ experience.”
This all but confirms Tuesday’s announcement will include new aircraft orders.
While other rumors suggest United’s order will be “the largest aircraft order in history” American Airlines placed an order for 460 narrowband jets in 2011, including:
- 200 Boeing 737s
- 260 Airbus A321s
By price, Emirates’ huge 2019 Boeing 777 and 787 order still tops the list.
United Airlines is rumored to announce a huge new aircraft order next week, which may include both narrow and widebody aircraft. As the world (begins) to emerge from the pandemic, this is an exciting time of growth for the U.S. airline industry after more than a year of reduced schedules, massive losses, and taxpayer bailouts.
Are you expecting a huge United Airlines jet order?