United Airlines Repaints First Widebody In New Livery

United Airlines has repainted its first widebody in its exciting new livery. A Boeing 767-300ER has been chosen to be the lucky aircraft. It will be flying to Brazil on Thursday and onwards to Washington DC.

The Boeing 767-300ER painted in the new United livery. Photo: United Airlines via Twitter

What are the details?

Several months ago we got a first sneak peek of the United livery when they painted one of their Boeing 737 narrowbody aircraft. But the world held its collective breath for United to roll out the new scheme on some of their bigger aircraft.

Well, the wait is over!

United has painted its first wide-body aircraft in the new livery, a Boeing 767-300ER. The new livery has a deeper blue and the trademark gold has vanished.

United has already completed much of the repainting for its Boeing 737 fleet and Airbus A319 fleet. It seems like they are slowly increasing the size of each aircraft fleet they paint. Some Boeing 777-300ERs and 787-10s are already undergoing the facelift as revealed by some sneaky clips from twitter at the Boeing factory.

What is the inspiration for this new livery?

The new livery is a call back to the origins of United Airlines, which was a merger of Continental Airlines and United. Continental with the globe on the tail and United with the name and the signature blue color.

The new livery. Photo: United

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. 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.” – United CEO Oscar Munoz to One Mile At A Time.

Where will the 767 be flying?

If you want to catch the new United 767 livery in person (and perhaps even ride in it), then you can as the aircraft has already started flying from Tuesday this week.

Thanks to some research from The Points Guy, the aircraft, tail number N676UA, is flying from New York (EWR) to Houston (IAH) today, then onto São Paulo (GRU) to Washington (IAD) on Thursday.

What do you think of the new livery? Will you be flying onboard the aircraft? Let us know in the comments.