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United Airlines Orders Nine More Boeing 787-9s

United Airlines has placed an order with Boeing for an additional nine 787-9 airplanes, the longest-range member of the Dreamliner family.

 The deal is valued at $2.53 billion according to the current list price.

United began flying the Dreamliner in 2012, using the 787-8 and 787-9 to serve intercontinental routes such as Houston to Sydney and San Francisco to Singapore. The 787-9 can fly up to 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 kilometers) and serve 290 passengers in a standard configuration.

United Airlines Boeing 787-9. Click to enlarge.

"The 787 Dreamliner has been so successful in the marketplace because of great partners like United Airlines that have taken the airplane's unrivaled performance to open new routes and offer passengers a wonderful travel experience," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. "It makes all of us very proud to have United place a repeat order since its team has spent a lot of time with the Dreamliner and knows what it can do."

United Airlines also ordered four 787-9s in July and has now ordered a total of 64 Dreamliners.

Later this year, the carrier is set to take delivery of the largest member of the Dreamliner family, the 787-10, which can seat up to 330 passengers in a standard configuration.

 While the airplane is capable of flying long distances with a range of 6,430 nautical miles, United plans to debut its first 787-10 on premium transcontinental routes in the U.S., boosting its coast-to-coast schedules to offer passengers travelling between New York/Newark and Los Angeles and San Francisco more flights and more premium seats.

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