United Airlines unveiled its largest ever order of Boeing and Airbus jets on Tuesday as it gears up for post-pandemic growth.
United, America's third-largest airline by revenue, will replace most of its regional jets and overhaul its cabins with more premium seats.
That's signalling a strong bet on the recovery of business travel, and will enable United to better compete for both premium and low-cost trips.
The 270-plane order will boost United's domestic capacity by almost 30%.
Two-hundred of those planes were purchased from Boeing, which has struggled to bounce back from a two-year safety crisis involving their 737 MAX aircraft.
A quarter of the deal went to Europe's Airbus in a high-margin niche where Boeing faces a gap in its products, a longer-range, single-aisle plane.
United, which received $10.5 billion in government aid during the pandemic, expects to add 25,000 union jobs, including pilots and flight attendants, for the new jets.