United Airlines

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United Airlines, Inc.
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1926 (1926) (as Varney Air Lines)
Commenced operations1934 (as United Air Lines)
AllianceStar Alliance
Fleet size698 (mainline only)
Destinations373 (mainline and regional)
Company slogan"Good leads the way"
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois, USA
Key people
RevenueIncrease US$ 37.152 billion (FY 2012)[1]
Operating incomeDecrease US$ 39 million (FY 2012)[1]
Net incomeDecrease US$ -723 million (FY 2012)[1]
Total assetsDecrease US$ 37.628 billion (FY 2012)[1]
Total equityDecrease US$ 481 million (FY 2012)[1]

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.[2] 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.

Accidents and incidents[change | change source]

The following is a handful of memorable incidents involving United Airlines flights;

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "United Continental Holdings Annual Report 2012". quote.morningstar.com. Archived from the original on 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  2. Sorkin, Andrew Ross; Maynard, Micheline (28 April 2008). "Continental Abandons Merger Talks With United". The New York Times.
  3. "United Airlines". Logopedia.

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