United to Offer First Non-Stop San Francisco-Hangzhou Route by U.S. Carrier

By Jesse Sokolow on 8 March 2016
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DSC_0110 (1)United Airlines announced that it plans to launch thrice-weekly non-stop service between San Francisco and Hangzhou, China on July 13. The route will be the first non-stop service between San Francisco and the Chinese city to be operated by a U.S. airline.

The service is subject to government approval.

Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 2:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and arrive at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport at 6:10 p.m. the next day. From Hangzhou, flights are scheduled to depart at 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and arrive back in San Francisco at 8:35 a.m. the same day.

The airline will operate the route using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, outfitted with 48 lie-flat seats in business class, 88 seats in economy plus, and 116 seats in economy. Business-class seats are 22” wide and have a bed length of 78”.

Hangzhou will be United’s 14th destination in the Asia/Pacific region.

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