United Airlines to boost capacity to China this summer
United Airlines is beefing up its services to China during the busy summer season this year with double-daily flights to Shanghai and a daily service to Chengdu.
According to a report on travelmole.com, United Airlines is beefing up its services to China during the busy summer season this year with double-daily flights to Shanghai and a daily service to Chengdu. From May 6 to October 24, United will double capacity to Shanghai to twice daily flights from San Francisco, while the current three-times a week service between San Francisco and Chengdu will be increased to daily frequency from June 4 to September 1.
"United has the most extensive trans-Pacific route network of any US airline. These new flights will further strengthen United's presence in the region and will offer our customers unparalleled choice and convenience when traveling to China this summer," said Jake Cefolia, Vice President for Atlantic and Pacific Sales, United Airlines.
Both services will be operated by Boeing 777-200 aircraft with 269 seats, including eight flat-bed seats in United Global First, and 40 flat-bed seats in United Business First.
United launched its thrice-weekly Chengdu service earlier last year, which was the first trans-Pacific nonstop service from the US to mainland China outside of Beijing or Shanghai. United has been flying to China since 1986 and offers both East and West Coast direct flights year round, including service to Hong Kong. (Source: travelmole.com)
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