This blog post was updated on October 31, 2018.
United Airlines celebrated its 85th Anniversary yesterday by unveiling a special throwback livery at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Hundreds of United employees past and present gathered for the occasion.
The “Friend Ship” livery was voted on by United employees late last year.
The retro Airbus A320 will now make its way throughout United’s North American route system.
Today one of the world’s largest airlines, United’s history can be traced all the way back to 1926 when it delivered mail as “Varney Air Service.” Operations under the United Airlines name began two years later in 1928.
Source and Image: Airline Reporter