Today, 7 June 2018, United Airlines (UAL) became the first North American carrier to operate the Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
The brand new plane entered service as United flight 686 between United’s hub at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Orlando International Airport in Florida.
The airline has 100 737 MAXs and 50 Next-Generation 737s on order and expected to have 10 737 MAX aircraft in its fleet by the end of this year, and at least 58 737 MAX planes over the next three years.
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. United operates 750 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express carriers operate 545 regional aircraft.