United Airlines has announced plans to expand massively over the coming months as it continues adding flights across the Pacific Ocean.
Previously, the airline had announced the largest expansion to the Oceania region from North America in aviation history. Now, however, it has switched its focus to Asian ports.
San Francisco to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport will launch on October 29 and see a daily Boeing 777-300ER operate. This is the largest plane in the United fleet portfolio.
Los Angeles to Hong Kong is next, with it building upon demand it sees in the region being the only U.S airline to fly non-stop to Hong Kong. October 28 has been outlined as the launch date, and a 787-9 will fly daily.
Meanwhile, on October 28 t,h, a Boeing 787-10 will be deployed from Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita, resuming a previously existing service. Now Los Angeles will be directly connected to both of Tokyo’s international ports.
While there’ll also be an increase in flying to Taipei from October 29, with a daily service becoming a twice-daily service, United says a 777-200ER will operate the second daily flight and originate from San Francisco.
United sees fantastic potential across the Pacific, and recent announcements only act on that potential seen. The airline offers more availability in the region from North America than any other airline and, at least within Australia, can sometimes provide better flying prospects than national airline Qantas.