United Airlines has launched flights between San
Francisco and Hangzhou, China.
United will operate the thrice weekly
nonstop flights with the Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
UA 982 will depart San Francisco at 14:20 on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and arrive in Hangzhou at 18:10
the following day. The flight time will be 12
hours and 55 minutes westbound.
The return flight, UA 983, will
depart Hangzhou at 10:55 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
and arrive at San Francisco at 07:50 the same days. The flight
time will be 11 hours and 55 minutes eastbound.
“The Hangzhou service is a great addition to our
growing portfolio of mainland China destinations, including three
interior cities that no other airline serves from the United
States,” said Marcel Fuchs, United's Vice President of Atlantic
and Pacific Sales. “This new route provides U.S. travelers with
convenient access to one of China’s most dynamic cities, while
giving Chinese travelers direct access to United’s premier San
Francisco gateway with options for onward connections to our
extensive network of service throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin
Hangzhou, selected to host the 2016 G20 Summit
in September, is home to two UNESCO World
Heritage Sites - West Lake and the Great Canal.
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