United Airlines has taken delivery of its first 737 MAX 9 aircraft from the Boeing Delivery Centre in Seattle.
The new aircraft, which arrived right after Earth Day, reduces fuel use and CO2 emissions significantly compared with older generation aircraft.
In honour of this eco-friendlier aircraft, United has given the MAX a new livery, similar to its fuel-efficient Boeing Dreamliner aircraft, so that employees and customers can easily recognise the plane and its superior fuel efficiency.
United expects to take delivery of two more 737 MAX 9 aircraft this month and will have ten 737 MAX 9 aircraft by the end of 2018.
As previously announced, the aircraft will enter United’s schedule June 7th with service between the airline’s hub at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and five cities – Anchorage, Alaska; Austin, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Orlando, Florida, and San Diego.
The aircraft will operate on additional routes from Houston and Los Angeles International Airport starting June 29th.