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United Airlines unveils record jet order in bet on travel recovery

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New York (AFP) – United Airlines announced the largest order in its history on Tuesday, unveiling major purchases from Boeing and Airbus in a significant bet on a travel industry’s recovery from Covid-19. The US carrier plans to acquire 270 new planes consisting of 200 Boeing aircraft and 70 Airbus jets, in an order valued at $35.4 billion based on the listed price of the jets, although airlines often end up paying much less than the list price. United executives described the order as a landmark moment symbolizing the radically improved outlook for travel due to access to coronavirus vaccines…

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