United Airlines recently announced it will be offering customers a second daily nonstop flight between San Francisco and Hong Kong, beginning on Oct. 26.
The additional service will give customers the choice of midday or late-night departures from both airports. Tickets are now available for purchase.
"The addition of a second daily nonstop flight between San Francisco and Hong Kong offers customers more flexibility and convenience when planning travel to one of the world's largest business markets," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of international network. "We look forward to offering customers a schedule that fits their travel needs with convenient times and greater connectivity to United's extensive and growing network."
The airline’s new evening departure from San Francisco gives customers a morning arrival in Hong Kong, and the new evening departure from Hong Kong arrives at San Francisco in the evening. These two flights combined offer customers more options to connect to 80 destinations beyond San Francisco.
United has recently taken great strides to expand its international flight network. This year, the airline began offering nonstop seasonal service from San Francisco to Amsterdam; and extended Auckland, New Zealand, and Tahiti, French Polynesia, flights to year-round service. The carrier also began offering a second daily flight to Seoul, South Korea; and twice-daily service to Toronto, Canada. In October, United will begin seasonal nonstop service to Melbourne, Australia; and new seasonal service to New Delhi in December.
With these new routes, the airline will serve 29 international destinations from San Francisco, including eight cities in Europe, India and the Middle East; seven in North America; and 14 in Asia and Oceania.
United, the largest airline at San Francisco International Airport, operates more than 300 daily flights. The network expansion cements United's preeminent position in San Francisco, where the carrier offers more nonstop flights than any U.S. airline from San Francisco to the Asia-Pacific region and Europe.