5 JULY 2021
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If ever there was a confidence builder for an airline United has shown the way with the largest in its history.
Promoted as "United Next" it includes 200 Boeing 737 MAX and 70 Airbus A321neo as well as plans to retrofit 100% of remaining mainline, narrow-body fleet to transform the customer experience and create a new signature interior – a roughly 75% increase in premium seats per North American departure, larger overhead bins, seatback entertainment in every seat and what is claimed to be the industry's fastest available wi-fi.
United will increase the total number of available seats across its domestic network by almost 30% per departure and replace at least 200 single-class regional jets with larger mainline aircraft.
When combined with the airline's current order book, United expects to add more than 500 new aircraft including about one new plane every three days in 2023 alone.
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