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United is a founding member of the Star Alliance network.

The airline has a rich history in aviation, tracing its roots to 1926 when a small Swallow biplane owned by Walter T. Varney carried airmail to Nevada from Pasco, Washington – this marked the true beginning of commercial air transportation and the birth of United Airlines.

Today, the airline operates the most fuel efficient fleet among U.S. network carriers with the world’s most comprehensive global route network, including world-class international gateways to Asia and Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. United, together with United Express, offers more than 4,500 flights a day to 338 destinations from hubs in Chicago, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

United employs more than 87,500 people worldwide.

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Joined Star Alliance Joined Star Alliance May 1997
Airports Served Airports Served 353
Aircraft Aircraft 1,329
Frequent Flyer Programme Frequent Flyer Programme MileagePlus®
Countries Served Countries Served 58
Hub Airport(s) Hub Airport(s) Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington D.C. International: Tokyo, Guam
Sales Revenue (in US$) Sales Revenue (in US$) 41.3 BUSD
Employees Employees 92,000
JUNE 2019