United Airlines has announced it has added its newest aircraft type – the Boeing 737 MAX 9 – to its domestic route flight schedules.
United expects to begin operating MAX 9 aircraft on 7 June, between its hub at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and five cities.
Beginning 29 June, United expects to add additional MAX 9 flights from its Houston and Los Angeles hubs including a service between Los Angeles and Honolulu.
United’s chief financial officer, Andrew Levy 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.”
The MAX 9 features Boeing’s Advanced Technology winglets and fuel efficient engines providing a quieter ride and the ability to fly further on less fuel.
This year, United will receive 10 new MAX 9 aircraft from Boeing and will continue to add service from its hubs to cities throughout the United States.