United Airlines purchase up to 200 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the largest widebody order

United Airlines 200 New Dreamliner

The largest purchase placed by a U.S. carrier in commercial airline history will add up to 200 widebody aircraft to United Airlines’ fleet, making it bigger and better than ever. United Airlines currently anticipates receiving 700 new aircraft in total by the year 2032, or an average of more than two per week in 2023 and more than three per week in 2024. With the arrival of widebody aircraft, United intends to provide consumers with more options across its extensive worldwide network.

After political and production challenges for the two aircraft this year, the Chicago-based airline’s order for 200 airplanes, valued at approximately $43 billion at list prices, is a significant win for the American aircraft manufacturer.

By exercising options to buy 44 737 MAX aircraft for delivery between 2024 and 2026 and 56 additional MAX aircraft for delivery between 2027 and 2028, United said it will be able to fulfill its recent order for 100 737 MAX aircraft. United presently has a total of 443 MAXs on order.

The airline has the option of selecting the 787-8, 9, or 10 versions. United will order 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in addition to the widebody aircraft, with delivery scheduled for 2024 to 2028.

According to the United, 100 of the 787 Dreamliner it has ordered will replace older Boeing 767 and Boeing 777 aircraft, allowing the airline to cut carbon emissions per seat by 25% by 2030.

With its larger windows, LED lighting, lower cabin altitude setting, and higher humidity, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is intended for comfort, so it’s no surprise it gets the greatest satisfaction rating of any aircraft in our United fleet. Naturally, every seat on United’s new aircraft will have its renowned in-flight entertainment system, and there will be plenty of Polaris® and United Premium PlusSM seats as well.

United aims to go completely green by 2050, these new aircraft are anticipated to emit fewer carbon emissions than some of the older planes they will replace.