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United has a rich history, tracing its roots to 1926 and the historic flight of a predecessor company. Walter T. Varney initiated a contract airmail service from Pasco, Washington to Elko, Nevada, which marked the true beginning of commercial air transportation and the birth of United Airlines.

The United name first appeared in 1929 when Boeing Airplane and Transport Corporation, the holding company that owned and operated Boeing Airplane Company, Boeing Air Transport, Pacific Air Transport, changed its name to United Aircraft and Transport Corporation. United Air Lines was the name originally adopted for the transport divisions.

United, a founding member of the Star Alliance network, offers flights to more than 200 U.S domestic and international. United also offers a network of connecting flights through its marketing arrangements with seven regional U.S. carriers operating under the brand name of United Express.

United and United Express offer approximately 3,000 scheduled daily departures.

United employs 49,500 people worldwide, including 6,366 pilots, 13,238 flight attendants, 15,801 public service union employees, 5,240 mechanic/related and 8,560 management and non-union employees.

Facts & Figures:
  • Number of aircraft: 409
  • Number of employees: 49,500
  • Passengers per year: 61.10 million
  • Sales Revenue (in US$): 2.02 billion
  • Number of scheduled destinations: 200
  • Frequent flyer programme: Mileage Plus (Premier Executive 1K, Premier Executive, Premier)
  • Hubs: Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
  • Aircraft types: A319, A320, B737-300, B737-500, B747-400, B757-200, B767-300, B777-200

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