United Airlines has announced it is expanding its 787 Dreamliner fleet again with a new order for nine 787-9 airliners, the longest-range member of the Dreamliner family. United had announced the purchase of four 787-9s in July and has now ordered a total of 64 Dreamliners.
United began flying the Dreamliner in 2012, using its 787-8s and 787-9s to serve intercontinental routes such as Houston to Sydney and San Francisco to Singapore.
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. Although the 787-10 has a range of 6,430 nautical miles, United has said the type will make its debut on premium transcontinental routes in the US between New York/Newark and Los Angeles and San Francisco.