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United Airlines this week became the first US company to operate a Boeing 737 MAX 9, the new version of the fourth generation of the historic 737.
The first regular operation was flight 686 between the Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Orlando on Thursday, June 7, and then continue with flights to Anchorage and Austin.
To celebrate the addition of the youngest aircraft in the fleet, United gave away 737 miles of MileagePlus to all of its youngest members (aged 18 or younger) who departed from Houston on any of the flights operated by the MAX. Also, all passengers who flew in the aircraft from that airport received commemorative certificates, necesaires and headphones.
“The Boeing 737 MAX is a great addition to the United fleet, improving fuel efficiency by 14% compared to NGs, as well as a renewed on-board experience,” said Rodney Cox, United’s vice president of operations. In Houston.
The company already has six 737 MAX 9 in its fleet, out of a total of 60 orders, to which will also be added 100 MAX 10. It is the second operator of the MAX 9 in the world, after Lion Air. The aircraft has a configuration of 179 seats, of which 20 are United First with a separation of 37 inches, 48 seats in Economy Plus with 34 inches and 111 in Economy, with 30 inches.
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