United Airlines and Boeing have struck a mammoth deal totaling $14.7 Billion. The deal was announced Thursday morning at United Airlines headquarters in Chicago.
“It has taken us almost a year to get to this point, to get the best airplanes with the best engines at the best price, ” said United CEO Jeff Smisek.
United Airlines is buying 150 Boeing 737's , with 100 of them being versions of the new 737 MAX. The remaining 50 are current generation 737’s. While the list price for the new 737's is $14.7 billion, airlines typically wind up paying well below list price.