First Look: United Airlines’ New Livery

by Daniel McCarthy
First Look: United Airlines’ New Livery

The first new livery from United Airlines since it merged with Continental Airlines in 2012 ditches most of the gold from the old color scheme and instead highlights blue. Photo: United.

United Airlines is getting a facelift with a new, modernized aircraft livery set to be rolled out starting this year.

The first new livery from United since it merged with Continental Airlines in 2012 ditches most of the gold from the old color scheme and instead highlights blue, the color United said is “most connected to its core.” It has three shades of blue — Rhapsody Blue, United Blue, and Sky Blue — in the design.

The United logo will appear larger on the side of the aircraft, as will the iconic globe logo on the tails. Both the logo and the tail will be updated with the new color scheme, as will the uniforms of United’s front-line employees.

United Airlines new livery

"As we improve and elevate our customer experience, we are changing the way people think and feel about United, and this branding captures that new spirit," said Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines.

"Each improvement we've added to our service advances our evolution as an airline, furthering our effort to elevate and redefine customer service in the sky. This modernized design, especially our iconic globe, enhances the very best of United's image and values while pointing in the direction of where we intend to go next in serving our customers."

The carrier’s mission — “Connecting people. Uniting the world.” — will be added to each aircraft door across the fleet.

The new livery, which debuted yesterday on a Boeing 737-800, will be rolled out across the fleet as each aircraft is repainted. United said that, on average, aircraft receive new paint jobs every seven years.

Top Stories
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Boom Continues

With new cruise infrastructure in the works, the destination's tourism growth shows no signs of slowing down.

Lonely Planet Releases Best in Europe 2019 List

Travel agents respond to the top spots on the list and offer up their thoughts on matching clients with destinations.

Could Free Inflight WiFi Be the Future? Delta Air Lines Thinks So

During a two-week test program, Delta Air Lines is adding WiFi to its complimentary onboard experiences for passengers.

WestJet Purchased for $5 Billion by Private Equity Firm

The deal will keep WestJet headquartered in Calgary but will see the airline go private after more than 20 years on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Lufthansa Making Bid to Buy Condor

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said that it was interested in acquiring all of Thomas Cook’s airlines.

These Are the Airline and Hotel Brands with the Highest Satisfaction Rates

Alaska Airlines, Hilton, and Marriott took top spots. Find out which other brands leave their guests the most satisfied.

News Briefs
Tip of the Day

As travel advisors, we have to be curious. Curiosity leads to impactful connections that pave our road to success. - Jenn Lee, VP of Sales and Marketing, Travel Planners International

Daily Top List

Tips for Reaching $1 Million in Sales

1. Be consistent in your marketing.

2. Create systems and follow them.

3. Use your consortium’s marketing services.

4. Listen for personal details and use them.

5. Leverage your CRM.

Source: TMR

TMR Outlooks
Advertiser's Voice
AmaWaterways - Christmas Markets