Taking our fleet to new heights

We’re making our fleet bigger and better than ever by adding up to 200 widebody planes – the largest order by a U.S. carrier in commercial airline history. In total, we now expect to take delivery of about 700 new planes by 2032, at an average of more than two per week in 2023, and more than three per week, on average, in 2024. Adding widebody planes helps us offer customers even more choices across our global network: United is the number one U.S. airline across the Atlantic and the Pacific.

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Our new and improved fleet

Up to 200 Boeing 787 Dreamliners will join our prior orders for new 737 MAX and Airbus 321neo aircraft. We’re also upgrading 100% of our mainline, narrow-body aircraft by 2025, so you can enjoy a consistent, modernized experience across our domestic network.

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Elevating your experience

All our new planes are designed for comfort. You’ll enjoy our signature interior with stylish upgrades, in-seat power at every seat, more premium cabin and Economy Plus® seats than ever before and enough space for everyone’s carry-on bags and our signature inflight entertainment system at every seat.

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Flying with better fuel efficiency

Replacing our older, smaller mainline jets and at least 200 of our regional jets will lead to an expected overall improvement in fuel efficiency. Our new widebody planes are expected to decrease carbon emissions compared to the older planes they’ll replace to help us move closer to our goal of becoming 100% green by 2050.

See our impact

Transforming our fleet from top to bottom means there’ll be even more benefits for you, the environment and the economy.

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Expanding our premium cabin

We expect to have more premium cabin seats per departure than any other airline in North America by 2026, which means you could have a better chance of getting an upgrade

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Lowering our carbon emissions per seat

It’s out with the old aircraft and in with the new, helping us lower our carbon emissions by an expected 17-20% per seat compared to our older planes.

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Creating new jobs

By adding these new aircraft to our fleet, United has the potential to create as many as 25,000 well-paying, unionized jobs.

Read more about the order or visit the Fleet Information page for more about all our planes.