United goes shopping after the crisis: Max order for 270 Boeing and Airbus planes
Milan – shopping record for United Airlines. The American airline, which has suffered badly from the epidemic, announced a plan to purchase 270 new aircraft, 200 Boeing aircraft and 70 Airbus aircraft. The order, the largest in its history, is worth about $35.4 billion based on list prices for the planes, although this is not always the amount actually paid because airlines are paying much less than what was agreed.
In detail, the airline will replace older and smaller flagship aircraft and at least 200 small regional aircraft between 2022 and 2026. The agreement includes 50 Boeing 737 Max 8 and 150 Max 10 aircraft, accelerating the recovery of the MAX, which has been heavily questioned due to security, to The travel crash side due to COVID-19.
In this way, America’s third largest airline will be able to increase its number of seats across its national network, by nearly 30%, thus making better use of hubs. Among US airlines, United is the most exposed to international travel, a sector that – unlike domestic flights – is recovering more slowly than domestic travel.
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