United Airlines today announced it has added its newest aircraft type, the Boeing 737 MAX 9, to its domestic flight schedules. The MAX 9 features Boeing’s Advanced Technology winglets and fuel efficient engines providing a quieter ride and the ability to fly farther on less fuel.
United expects to begin operating MAX 9 aircraft on June 7, between its hub at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and five cities. Beginning June 29, United expects to add additional MAX 9 flights from its Houston and Los Angeles hubs including service between Los Angeles and Honolulu.
“The addition of the MAX 9 furthers our efforts to become a more efficient and productive airline. It has better fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs and does all of this while maximizing customer comfort,” said United’s Chief Financial Officer Andrew Levy. This year, United will receive 10 new MAX 9 aircraft from Boeing and will continue to add service from its hubs to cities throughout the United States.
Scheduled Boeing 737 MAX 9 service
Date United Hub Destination Depart Arrive
June 7 Houston (IAH) Anchorage (ANC) 2:40 p.m. 6:58 p.m.
June 7 Houston (IAH) Austin (AUS) 10:25 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
June 7 Houston (IAH) Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) 2:20 p.m. 5:52 p.m.
June 7 Houston (IAH) Orlando (MCO) 7:35 a.m. 10:38 p.m.
June 7 Houston (IAH) Orlando (MCO) 2:50 p.m. 6:19 p.m.
June 7 Houston (IAH) San Diego (SAN) 9:50 p.m. 10:52 p.m.
June 29 Los Angeles (LAX) Honolulu (HNL) 11:05 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
June 29 Los Angeles (LAX) Houston (IAH) 8:15 a.m. 1:37 p.m.
June 29 Los Angeles (LAX) Houston (IAH) 1:00 a.m. 6:14 a.m.
June 29 Houston (IAH) Los Angeles (LAX) 7:45 a.m. 9:23 a.m.
June 29 Houston (IAH) Los Angeles (LAX) 9:35 p.m. 10:59 p.m.
June 29 Houston (IAH) Sacramento (SMF) 9:50 p.m. 11:27 p.m.
June 29 Houston (IAH) Tampa (TPA) 2:50 p.m. 6:02 p.m.
June 29 Houston (IAH) Tampa (TPA) 7:50 a.m. 10:59 a.m.
The Boeing 737 MAX 9 features 179 seats including 20 United First seats in a 2-2 configuration, 48 in Economy Plus in a 3-3 configuration with 34 inches of pitch, and 111 United Economy seats in a 3-3 configuration with at least 30 inches of pitch.