“We’ve been waiting for this airplane for about eight years, so it’s a pretty big day,” United CEO Jeff Smisek told reporters Thursday. “It’s very fuel efficient. … It will make routes that wouldn’t otherwise be profitable, profitable. So it’s a tremendous asset for us to have.”
United has ordered 50 of the revolutionary plane and plans to take delivery of 5 787s by the end of the year.
United plans to use its Dreamliners for international routes in the future for the most part but will initially fly domestic routes.
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