United Airlines will resume direct flights between
San Francisco and Shanghai's Pudong International Airport on 21
United will operate four weekly nonstop flights
with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from San Francisco to Shanghai on
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Customers traveling from Shanghai will return to
San Francisco on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
United's flights between San Francisco and Shanghai
had previously stopped in Seoul, but from 21 October they will
"United continues playing a critical role in
keeping people and global supply chains connected to Shanghai and
to cities around the world," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice
president of International Network and Alliances. "We look forward
to resuming nonstop service and offering our customers greater
convenience and shorter flight times between San Francisco and
In 2019, United operated five
daily flights between Shanghai and its hubs in San Francisco, Los
Angeles, Chicago and New York/Newark.