United Airlines is set to purchase 50 new Airbus A321XLR aircraft as it looks to replace and retire its existing fleet of Boeing 757-200 aircraft. United expects to introduce the aircraft into international service in 2024, allowing the airline to explore serving additional destinations in Europe from its East Coast hubs in Newark/New York and Washington. Andrew Nocella, United’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said: “The new Airbus A321XLR aircraft is an ideal one-for-one replacement for the older, less-efficient aircraft currently operating between some of the most vital cities in our intercontinental network. “In addition to strengthening our
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