United Airlines Applies for Permission to Operate San Francisco-Chengdu Service
United Airlines announced that it applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin nonstop service between San Francisco and Chengdu, China, effective June 9 of next year. The service would operate three times a week, using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
The proposed flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 1:35 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and arrive at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport at 6:50 p.m. the next day. From Chengdu, flights will depart at 10:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and arrive in San Francisco at 8:50 a.m. the same day.
The flights are subject to government approval.
United Airlines’ Boeing 787 Dreamliners are equipped with 36 lie-flat seats in United BusinessFirst, 70 in Economy Plus, and 183 in United Economy.
Last month, United began service between Newark and Saint Lucia in the Caribbean.
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