United Airlines doubles service between San Francisco and Shanghai

United Airlines doubles service between San Francisco and Shanghai

United Airlines today announced it will increase service to China from two to four weekly flights between San Francisco and Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport via Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. Beginning Sept.4, 2020, United will operate four weekly flights with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from San Francisco to Shanghai on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Customers traveling from Shanghai will return to San Francisco on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

“United has served mainland China for more than three decades and we look forward to continuing to connect customers traveling between the U.S. and Shanghai with two additional flights beginning in September,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network and Alliances.

United service to Shanghai

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Flight Depart Day Time Arrive Time
UA 857 San Francisco Weds., Fri., Sat., Sun 11:00 a.m. Shanghai 5:45 p.m.+1 day
UA 858 Shanghai Mon., Thurs., Sat., Sun. 9:40 p.m. San Francisco 8:55 p.m.

In July, United began operating twice-weekly service between San Francisco and Shanghai via Seoul. United was the largest U.S. carrier serving China prior to suspending service in February due to COVID-19. In 2019, United operated five daily flights between Shanghai and its hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York/Newark.

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