United Airlines expands route network from San Francisco

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United Airlines has made its largest ever international network expansion for 2019 from its hub at San Francisco International Airport adding year-round services to Toronto, Melbourne and Delhi.

The carrier has also added a second daily flight between San Francisco and Seoul and next year it will also begin a new year-round non-stop service between San Francisco and Auckland (New Zealand), Tahiti (French Polynesia) and Amsterdam.

Amsterdam will be operated daily utilising a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from 30 March next year and United will be the first airline to operate a direct route from California to the Netherlands city.

Melbourne will run three times a week from 29 October also using a 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Delhi will also be serviced daily with a 787-9 Dreamliner from 5 December.

The second flight to Seoul will bring the route to a four-weekly rotation and the extra service will be operate using a Boeing 777-200ER from 1 April. Toronto will be run twice-daily from 31 March using a Boeing 737-800.

Tahiti will now operate year-round three times a week from 30 March with a 787-8 Dreamliner. Auckland will run three-weekly from 30 March with a 777-200ER.

United chief executive officer, Oscar Munoz said the network expansion “solidifies” the carrier’s position at San Francisco as the gateway airline serving destinations across the Pacific, the continental United States, as well as to Europe and beyond.

With these new flights, United 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.