United Airlines orders four 787 Dreamliners

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 16, 2018 16:44

United Airlines orders four 787 Dreamliners

United Airlines has expanded its commitment to the 787 Dreamliner program with a repeat order for four more 787-9 airplanes. The deal, valued at about $1.1 billion per current list prices, was finalised this year and was listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.

“These new 787 aircraft are another step in our wide-body replacement strategy, and we will continue to roll out new announcements in the future as we implement our comprehensive fleet plan,” said Gerry Laderman, United’s senior vice president of finance and acting chief financial officer. “The 787 allows us to provide our customers with an industry-leading on-board experience and continues to be a vital part of our fleet.”

“There is no better validation from a customer than a repeat purchase. We are delighted that a leading carrier such as United Airlines has placed yet another order for the 787 Dreamliner. Their trust and confidence in the 787 speak to the airplane’s unmatched capabilities and superior value,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. “We look forward to delivering more Dreamliners to United for many years to come.”

With this latest purchase, United Airlines has now ordered 55 787 Dreamliners.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 16, 2018 16:44