United Airlines to Restart Flights to China

By Kurt Stolz on 30 June 2020
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United Airlines said it would resume its service from San Francisco International Airport to Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport on July 8, 2020.

The airline will operate the service, which will include a stop in Seoul, using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Return flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays.

Calling it a “point of pride,” the airline said that “resuming service to Shanghai from the United States is a significant step in rebuilding our international network.”

United offers passengers touchless check-in and bag check before departure.  It requires all passengers and crew members to wear face coverings. Prior to departure, aircraft cabins are disinfected using electrostatic spraying and the Boeing 777 features high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters to circulate air in the cabin. The HEPA filters remove 99.97% of airborne particles.

Prior to the start of the pandemic United operated five daily flights between Shanghai and its hubs in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, having served the city of Shanghai, which is the most populous area in China and the second most populous city in the world, for over 30 years.

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