United’s fleet renewal plan cements CEO Kirby’s legacy

United 737 Max 8

Source: Pilar Wolfsteller/FlightGlobal

In addition to disclosing an order for 270 more Airbus and Boeing narrowbodies on 29 June, Kirby says United’s focus has shifted toward strengthening its presence in large markets – and less on small markets. United has also recently committed to acquiring electric air taxis and supersonic jets, and pledged to invest in sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).

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