In order to expand on the early success of United Next and provide more flexibility for its long-term fleet, United Airlines today announced orders for 110 additional aircraft, with deliveries set to begin in 2028.
For 50 Boeing 787-9s scheduled for delivery between 2028 and 2031 and 60 Airbus A321neos scheduled for delivery between 2028 and 2030, United converted prior options and purchase rights into firm orders.
Additionally, the company obtained fresh options for up to 50 additional Boeing 787s and the right to buy 40 more A321neo aircraft at the end of the decade.
“We’re building a bright future at United and this order takes our already successful United Next plan into the next decade and beyond,” said United CEO Scott Kirby. “Our planning and focus on the long term have helped us surge past other airlines that stood still.
I’m convinced our strategy is the right one as we continue to add new, larger aircraft to take full advantage of our growing flying opportunities both internationally and domestically.”