During an annual meeting with investors, United Airlines announced its plans to expand its fleet by adding a total of 64 new aircraft, while retiring some of its older planes.
The company will receive 40 CRJ-200s under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Air Wisconsin by the end of the year. According to the deal, which was concluded in 2017, the total number of aircraft of the type to be delivered amounts to 65.
In addition to that, in 2018 the carrier will add 24 Boeing aircraft, comprising of 10 737 MAX 9s, 4 777-300(ER)s, 7 787s and 3 767-300ERs, the latter being previously operated by Hawaiian Airlines.
Gerry Laderman, Senior Vice-President of Finance at United, confirmed that the airline is also interested in the new Boeing Middle of the Market twinjet.
As part of its fleet renewal, United has already grounded the last 7 Dash 8-200s operated by CommutAir and will soon retire the 3 ERJ-135s operated by ExpressJet Airlines.
Source: Aviation News