United Airlines facts for kids
|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)|
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.
United Airlines destinations all around the world
Airline food on United Airlines
A United Boeing 727 in the "Battleship" paint-job used from 1993 to 1997.
A United Boeing 737 with the final "Rising Blue Tulip" livery.
A United Boeing 777 in the current paint-job.
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