United Airlines celebrates 85 years of flying with a retro livery Airbus A320

At a special event at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, United Airlines took to a stage to unveil a special Airbus A320 repainted with a retro livery.

During the event, CEO Jeff Smisek also honored some of his colleagues with the longest history of representing United. The 12 staff members represented a combined 450 years of service. One of the longest serving employees is Captain Jack Lampe, who has been flying with United since 1961.

Also present were current flight attendants dressed in United Airlines outfits from the past. The 1970’s era jet livery was selected by airline employees as their favorite paint job. The plane will fly around the country, making its way to employee celebrations.