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United Airlines, Inc.
Founded 1926 (1926) (as Varney Air Lines)
Commenced operations 1934 (as United Air Lines)
Hubs
Alliance Star Alliance
Fleet size 698 (mainline only)
Destinations 373 (mainline and regional)
Company slogan Fly The Friendly Skies
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, USA
Key people
Revenue Increase US$ 37.152 billion (FY 2012)
Operating income Decrease US$ 39 million (FY 2012)
Net income Decrease US$ -723 million (FY 2012)
Total assets Decrease US$ 37.628 billion (FY 2012)
Total equity Decrease US$ 481 million (FY 2012)

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.

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