Sat, 7 May 2016

United Airlines to Launch Flights Between San Francisco and Xian, China

United Airlines will tomorrow (8 May 2016) launch thrice weekly nonstop flights between San Francisco and Xian, China.

United will operate the new route with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft between 8 May and 27 October 2016.

Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 13:25 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays to arrive in Xian at 17:30 the following day (all times local).

The return flights will depart Xians Xianyang International Airport at 09:30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and arrive in San Francisco at 06:35 the same day.

Flying times will be approximately 13 hours and 5 minutes westbound, and 12 hours 5 minutes eastbound.

United is celebrating our 30th anniversary of service linking the U.S. and China this year and there couldnt be a better way to honor our proud and long-standing relationship than by being the first airline to offer customers nonstop trans-Pacific service to Xian, said Marcel Fuchs, Uniteds vice president of Atlantic and Pacific sales. United operates more nonstop U.S.-China flights, and to more cities in China, than any other airline and we expect the addition of flights to Xian to continue to create opportunities for trade and collaboration between our two countries throughout the U.S.-China Tourism Year and long into the future.

A major component of the new Xian service will be traffic originating in China, and United has timed the Xian flights to connect conveniently at San Francisco with an extensive network of service throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America.

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