12 Facts About United Airlines

1. In 2018, United Airlines introduced 93 new routes across the United States, including 15 international routes—adding more flights than any US airline.

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2. In 2013, after pressure from PETA, United Airlines announced that it would no longer transport monkeys to laboratories.

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3. In 2017 United Airlines started a partnership with Audubon International to protect raptors—including hawks, ospreys and owls—in and around New York-area airports and resettle the birds-of-prey at suitable golf course habitats where the species are more likely to thrive.

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4. In 2016, United Airlines began partnering with Clean the World to repurpose items from the airline's international premium class amenity kits and donate the hygiene products to those in critical need.

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5. On March 11, 2016, United Airlines became the first airline in the world to fly on commercial-scale quantities of such fuels on a continuous basis, which were procured from AltAir Fuels.

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6. On May 31, 2012, United Airlines opened its operations center, which occupied twelve floors of the Willis Tower.

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7. In 2015, United Airlines released its new domestic first class seat design.

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8. On June 2, 2016, United Airlines introduced its new, redesigned international business class seat that will replace current business class seats.

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9. On September 22, 2012, United Airlines became the first American airline to take delivery of Boeing 787 aircraft.

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10. On July 20, 2011, American United Airlines announced an order for 460 narrowbody jets, including 260 Airbus A320s.

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11. As of August 2018, United Airlines operated a fleet of 758 aircraft; all Boeing and Airbus.

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12. In 1948, United Airlines established a maintenance base at San Francisco International Airport.

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