United Airlines announces its biggest plane order for 270 Airbus and Boeing Jets
United Airlines places its largest aircraft order, 270 jetliners from Boeing and Airbus. This is Boeing’s largest commercial order since 2011. Raising confidence and expectations of a revitalized travel economy. This is part of United’s fleet plan to capture more travelers, particularly high-paying ones like those in San Francisco, New Jersey. The airline also is going on a hiring spree expecting to add 25,000 employees from pilots to attendants, and mechanics.
This sale is worth upwards of $30 billion at list prices, considering they’ll receive substantial discounts. Although United declined to disclose what their spending, the order will be close to $15 billion according to Rob Morris, global head of consultancy at Ascend by Cirium, an aircraft appraiser.