United Airlines, often simply referred to as United, is the North American airline of the top 5 in the United States. The airline’s home port is located in Chicago. The main hubs are airports in Houston, Chicago, New York, Denver, San Francisco, Washington, Los Angeles, Guam, and Tokyo.
United is the world leader in the number of destinations in its route network (375 cities) and the second airline in the world in terms of passenger-kilometer. The company employs about 90,000 employees.
United Airlines is one of the founders of the first and largest international aviation alliance Star Alliance. The main competitors of the airline are American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Southwest Airlines.
- According to the influential British consulting agency SKYTRAX, specializing in the study of the quality of services provided by various air carriers, the airlines were awarded three stars.
- United Airlines is ranked 44th in the World’s Safest Airlines 2019 Ranking by Jacdec.
As of October 4, 2020, there are 760 aircraft in the United Airlines fleet, another 17 ordered. The average age of aircraft is 14.9 years.
The oldest is the Boeing 757-200, with the tail number N502UA. His age is 29.1 years. The newest is the Boeing 737 MAX 9, with tail number N37507. He is 0.0 years old.