United Airlines Adds Second Daily Nonstop Service between San Francisco and Hong Kong
June 27, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced it is offering customers a second daily nonstop flight between San Francisco and Hong Kong. Beginning October 26, United will operate two daily nonstop flights between San Francisco and Hong Kong giving customers the choice of midday or late-night departures from both airports. Tickets are now available for purchase.
"The addition of a second daily nonstop flight between San Francisco and Hong Kong offers customers more flexibility and convenience when planning travel to one of the world's largest business markets," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of International Network. "We look forward to offering customers a schedule that fits their travel needs with convenient times and greater connectivity to United's extensive and growing network."
United's schedule between San Francisco and Hong Kong offers business and leisure customers more flexibility when planning travel. United's new evening departure from San Francisco gives customers a morning arrival in Hong Kong to start their day and the new evening departure from Hong Kong will arrive into San Francisco in the evening. These two flights combined will offer customers more options to connect to 80 destinations beyond San Francisco.
Hong Kong (HKG) – San Francisco (SFO) Schedule (Effective Oct. 26)
SFO - HKG
8:20 p.m. +1 day
UA 877 (New)
SFO - HKG
6:10 a.m.+2 days
5:55 a.m. +2 days
HKG - SFO
UA 878 (New)
HKG - SFO
Expanding San Francisco's International Network in 2019
This year, United started nonstop seasonal service from San Francisco to Amsterdam; and extended Auckland, New Zealand and Tahiti, French Polynesia services to year-round. The airline also began a second daily flight to Seoul, South Korea and twice-daily service to Toronto, Canada. In October, United will begin seasonal nonstop service to Melbourne, Australia and new seasonal service to New Delhi in December.
With these new routes, the airline will serve 29 international destinations from San Francisco, including eight cities in Europe, India and the Middle East; seven in North America; and 14 in Asia and Oceania. United, the largest airline at San Francisco International Airport, operates more than 300 daily flights. The network expansion cements United's preeminent position in San Francisco, where the carrier offers more nonstop flights than any U.S. airline from San Francisco to the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. Tickets are now available for purchase.
United has been a Bay Area company for 90 years and employs 14,000 people in the Bay Area, including 2,500 at its maintenance base, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary of operation. United continues to invest in the airport and last year opened the 28,000-square-foot United Polaris lounge near Gate G92 in International Terminal G.
Every customer. Every flight. Every day.
In 2019, United is focusing more than ever on its commitment to its customers, looking at every aspect of its business to ensure that the carrier keeps customers' best interests at the heart of its service. In addition to today's announcement, United recently announced that luxury skincare line Sunday Riley will make products exclusively for United customers to experience in amenity kits, released a re-imagined version of the most downloaded app in the airline industry, introduced ConnectionSaver, a new tool dedicated to improving the experience for customers connecting from one United flight to the next and made DIRECTV free for every passenger on 211 aircraft, offering more than 100 channels on seat back monitors on more than 30,000 seats.
United's shared purpose is "Connecting People. Uniting the World." We are more focused than ever on our commitment to customers through a series of innovations and improvements designed to help build a great experience: Every customer. Every flight. Every day. Together, United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,900 flights a day to 355 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 779 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 569 regional aircraft. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".
SOURCE United Airlines