United Airlines has confirmed plans to increase
flights between San Francisco and Shanghai's Pudong International
Airport via Seoul's Incheon International Airport, from two to
four per week.
Commencing 4 September 2020, United will operate
four weekly flights with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from San
Francisco to Shanghai on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and
Customers traveling from Shanghai will
return to San Francisco on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and
"United has served mainland China for more than
three decades and we look forward to continuing to connect customers traveling between the U.S. and Shanghai with two
additional flights beginning in September," said Patrick Quayle,
United's vice president of International Network and Alliances.
In July, United began operating twice-weekly
service between San Francisco and Shanghai via Seoul.
In 2019, United
operated five daily flights between Shanghai and its hubs in San
Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York/Newark.