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Thu, 2 June 2016

United Airlines Launches Nonstop B787 Flights Between San Francisco and Singapore

United Airlines has launched nonstop Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights between San Francisco and Singapore.

The nonstop flights will save travelers up to four hours of journey time each way compared with an one-stop service.

Measured by distance, the new route between San Francisco and Singapore is the longest scheduled 787 flight operated by any airline, and the longest scheduled flight operated by any U.S. carrier, at 8,446 miles.

"Our nonstop service between San Francisco and Singapore further enhances our already unprecedented trans-Pacific route network and builds an even stronger gateway to the Pacific from our San Francisco hub," said Jim Compton, United's vice chairman and chief revenue officer. These flights will offer our customers unique nonstop convenience when traveling to Singapore from the West Coast, with dozens of one-stop options from other cities across the Americas, including more than 26 that did not have one-stop service to Singapore before."

United Flight 1 will depart San Francisco at 22:55 daily, arriving at Singapores Changi Airport at 06:15 two days later (all times local).

Flight 2 will depart Singapore at 08:45 daily, arriving at San Francisco International Airport at 09:15 the same day.

Flying times will be approximately 16 hours, 20 minutes westbound and 15 hours, 30 minutes eastbound.

With the launch of the nonstop San Francisco - Singapore flights, United will end its service between Singapore and Tokyo/Narita effective today 2 June 2016 (eastbound). However, United customers in Singapore may continue to choose to fly to Tokyo/Narita by using daily flights on ANA, United's trans-Pacific joint venture partner, and to make connections at Narita to many cities in the United States on multiple flights operated both by United and ANA. United will maintain its daily service between Singapore and Hong Kong.

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