United Airlines (Chicago) is considering an order for 10 Boeing 777-300 ERs according to Bloomberg. Quoting an United representative, the stretched Triple Sevens would possibly replace other aircraft United has on order (i.e. 787s). Boeing needs to keep the 777-300 production line going until the new 777X version is ready for production.
In other news, United is dropping its routes from its Denver hub to Saskatchewan. The carrier will drop service to both Regina and Saskatoon on February 28.
Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Both the old United and Continental were large Boeing 777-200 operators. The progression to the larger 777-300 ER is a logical move. United’s Boeing 777-222 ER N788UA (msn 26942) departs the runway at London (Heathrow).