United Airlines adds California-themed aircraft livery to fleet

United has announced it has added a California-themed Boeing 757 aircraft livery to its fleet, created by San Francisco resident as part of the airline´s national Her Art Here competition, the company said.

Designed by artist Tsungwei Moo, the plane is a tribute to the Golden State where United operates two major hubs — one in Los Angeles and the other in San Francisco — and features quintessential California imagery including sunglasses, palm trees and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Launched in February, United´s Her Art Here contest gave female artists like Tsungwei the chance to use an airplane as their canvas, inspiring women around the world who may be interested in careers in the arts. A labor of passion, Tsungwei´s creation was also shaped by her personal journey. The talented artist grew up in Taipei, Taiwan before emigrating to San Francisco 14 years ago aboard a United Airlines flight.

United and United Express operate approximately 4,900 flights a day to 358 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers.