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On the weekend, United Airlines received the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 out of the 40 ordered, weeks before its mid-summer flights on the type start.
The Boeing 737 MAX 8 registered as N27251 departed Seattle’s Boeing Field (BFI) on Sunday, June 27 and landed at New York’s Newark Airport (EWR) around 17:30 local time.
The aircraft based in Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) will be flying to Newark (EWR) and Las Vegas (LAS) Airports. From July 15, the carrier will swap a MAX 9 for a MAX 8 on the daily UA789 service between Houston and Las Vegas. UA789 departs IAH at 11:58 local time and touches down in Las Vegas at 12:59 local time. The return from Las Vegas is scheduled for 13:56 local time, with the aircraft landing in Houston at 18:57 local time.
It is just over six months since the MAXs resumed flying amid some public hesitation. However, currently, the aircraft wins more and more trust. United is soon expected to confirm its further Boeing 737 MAX order formally – another 60 Boeing 737 MAX planes in addition to 40 that are on order now.