United Airlines, commonly referred to as United, is a major American airline. It was founded in Boise, Idaho in 1926 and it is currently the second largest airline in the United States to date. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. On May 3, 2010, it was announced that Continental Airlines would merge with United to become one company. The new airlines will take the United name but use Continental's globe identity and livery. There was a lot of negative reaction to the new livery. Most people were in favor of the iconic "Tulip" logo, designed by Saul Bass in 1973.
|Founded||1926(as Varney Air Lines)|
|Commenced operations||1934 (as United Air Lines)|
|Fleet size||698 (mainline only)|
|Destinations||373 (mainline and regional)|
|Company slogan||Fly The Friendly Skies|
|Headquarters||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Revenue||US$ 37.152 billion (FY 2012)|
|Operating income||US$ 39 million (FY 2012)|
|Net income||US$ -723 million (FY 2012)|
|Total assets||US$ 37.628 billion (FY 2012)|
|Total equity||US$ 481 million (FY 2012)|
Accidents and incidentsEdit
The following is a handful of memorable incidents involving United Airlines flights;
- United Airlines Flight 826 on December 16, 1960.
- United Airlines Flight 553 on December 8, 1972.
- United Airlines Flight 811 on February 24, 1989.
- United Airlines Flight 232
- September 11 attacks
- United Airlines Flight 328 on February 20, 2021.
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