Photos – United Celebrates 85th Anniversary With Special Livery

United Airlines celebrates its 85th anniversary with a special retro livery. The Airbus A320 (N475UA) is painted in the airline’s 1970s-era “Friend Ship” livery.

“We are proud to celebrate United’s 85th anniversary with the more than 85,000 co-workers and thousands of retirees who have built the world’s leading airline,” said Jeff Smisek, United’s president and chief executive officer.

Employee celebrations continue throughout the week as the Friend Ship visits different United and Continental hub airports, including Denver International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, and Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport, the airline’s largest hub. Last fall, United employees selected the Friend Ship, which features stripes of deep red and sky blue and a regal star pattern, from United’s historical liveries.

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United Airlines 85th Anniversary Special Livery

United Airlines 85th Anniversary Special Livery

United Airlines 85th Anniversary Special Livery

United Airlines 85th Anniversary Special Livery

Source & Photos: United Airlines

1 Response

  1. DALE PDS AERO INC says:

    Yea, that is the way I remember it !
    Good Job !
    Da7le

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