United Airlines has made a big reveal of its new livery and corporate branding at a ceremony today.
Sadly for them the livery was leaked a day before the reveal, with a first picture appearing on various websites – it is hard to keep something that large a secret, after all!
So, the new United livery is now a completely blue-and-white affair, ditching the gold that had remained from the Continental Airlines livery that was inherited when the two airlines merged in 2010.
It incorporates the existing swirling cheatline over a white body, as well as the globe logo on the tail, and now includes a grey underbelly and billboard-style UNITED titles.
Our next livery has been cleared for takeoff. Stay tuned right here for more from our celebration in Chicago tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/n4CJrAJERG
— United Airlines (@united) 24 April 2019
The first aircraft painted in the scheme is Boeing 737-824 N37267 (I wonder if a MAX was originally planned for the unveiling?).
What do you think? I’ve heard some compare it to Pan Am, and others complain that it is missing the gold. Leave a comment below.
United’s Livery Through the Ages
Here are some of United’s previous colour schemes…