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United took delivery of its first 737 MAX 8 on Sunday (Photo: United)

United Airlines Begins Operations in Colombia with its Boeing 737 MAX

Last Monday, United increased the capacity of its operations in Colombia with the introduction of the Boeing 737 MAX. For the first time, the airline will operate with this model between the United States and South America.

The first Boeing 737 MAX 8 service was performed in an aircraft registered under registration number N27271, which took off from Newark Airport (EWR) at 18:04 local time and landed at El Dorado International Airport (BOG) at 23:08, after five hours and four minutes.

According to data obtained by Aviacionline through Cirium, United will have a mid-November offering of 6,412 weekly seats between the U.S. and Colombia, this represents an 8% increase over 2019 levels.

Boeing 737 MAX 8s will replace Boeing 737-700 Next Generation Boeing 737-700s on routes from Newark (EWR) and overnight flights from Houston – Intercontinental (IAH) to Bogota (BOG). UA 207/ UA 206 services will continue to operate with the regular aircraft.

Flight Itinerary

Newark (EWR)

  • Newark – Bogota Flight UA 268 EWR 17:05 – BOG 23:05 daily flights.
  • Bogota – Newark Flight UA 269 BOG 09:48 – EWR 15:48 daily flights.

Houston (IAH)

  • Houston – Bogota Flight UA 209 IAH 20:25 – BOG 02:20+1 daily flights.
  • Bogota – Houston Flight UA 508 BOG 08:30 – IAH 12:55 daily flights.

United’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 seats 166 in three classes (16 United First/54 Economy Plus/96 Economy).

United Boeing 737 MAX 8 features

  • New, larger overhead bins, a 50% increase over previous aircraft.
  • New cabin interior.
  • All seats have built-in personal entertainment screens.
  • A full entertainment system with more than 2,800 choices of movies, TV shows, podcasts and playlists.
  • Wi-Fi service available in all classes.
  • Wider and more reclining seats.

According to data compiled by Aviacionline through Aerocivil statistics, United has mobilized 166,364 passengers in the period January – September 2022 between the United States and Bogota (BOG) this represents a 77.3% recovery compared to pre-pandemic levels. Colombia is one of the Latin American markets with the greatest recovery for the company.

This article was originally published by Rainer Nieves Dolande on Aviacionline in syndication with AirlineGeeks.


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