United Airlines has placed an order for an additional 60 Airbus A321neo aircraft, supporting the airline's 'United Next' initiative to integrate new aircraft into its fleet and standardising and enhancing its global network.
United’s first A321neo pictured here during its test flight in September 2023.
United previously ordered 50 A321XLR and 70 A321neo aircraft. With this new order, the airline’s direct purchase commitment from Airbus is now for 180 A321 aircraft.
“Upon introduction of the A321neo into its fleet in the coming weeks, United will take full benefit of Airbus’ Airspace cabin, providing an exceptional customer and cabin crew experience completely in phase with the United Next initiative,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International. “With regard to operations, the A321neo’s fuel efficiency, lower carbon footprint and lower maintenance and operating costs will be a game changer for our partners at United.”
The A321neo provides superior environmental performance featuring the lowest COâ emissions per seat in its class. Its significantly lower carbon footprint will support United in reducing its COâ emissions.
To date more than 5,400 A321neos have been ordered by customers across the globe.