United showing off 747 with new paint

February 24, 2011 8:22:12 AM PST
United Airlines unveiled the largest aircraft in its fleet with the new United livery Thursday, a 374-seat Boeing 747-400. It's part of the airline's continued rebranding effort following its merger with Continental.

With the 747-400's new paintjob in place, the carrier now has at least one of each of ts mainline fleet types painted in the United livery, the company said in a press release Thursday.

To date, the company has painted 309 of its aircraft, more than 20 percent of its total fleet.

The press release said the company plans to accelerate the rebranding process, and passengers can expect to see rebranded airport facilities and new ads.