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