United Airlines will add the new Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft to several of its domestic routes this June.
From 7 June, the quieter, more fuel-efficient aircraft will begin operating between United’s hub at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental airport and five cities. Then from 29 June, the plane will operate more routes from Houston, as well as select flights from Los Angeles.
The B737 Max 9 features 179 seats, including 20 in First class in a 2-2 configuration, 48 in Economy Plus and 111 Economy seats. Passengers have access to in-seat power outlets and the opportunity to purchase in-flight wifi, as well as access to United Private Screening in-flight entertainment on their personal devices.
Andrew Levy, CFO of United Airlines, said: “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 maximising customer comfort.”
United is set to receive ten of the new aircraft.