United is planning a major fleet expansion.
The carrier announced that it had made an order to purchase 25 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
The new planes come in addition to a previously-announced order of 40 737-700s.
The company said it would be taking delivery of the planes at the end of 2017.
United, which has been increasing its flights to the Caribbean region, said the new planes would provide a “superior customer experience by featuring cabin enhancements including larger overhead bins that can accommodate additional carry-on bags.”
The new planes come with Boeing’s new Sky Interior, with sculpted sidewall panels and LED cabin lighting.
“The new 737-700 aircraft are ideal for our fleet as we continue to reduce our reliance on 50-seat aircraft,” said Gerry Laderman, United’s senior vice president of finance and acting chief financial officer. “Retiring the 747 fleet and replacing those aircraft with more customer-pleasing, current generation aircraft creates a more reliable and efficient fleet that provides a better overall experience for our customers traveling on long-haul flights.”