United to Double Up on Shanghai Services

United Airlines will increase service between San Francisco and Shanghai from two to four weekly flights starting in September.

The service, which connects the US West Coast with Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport via Seoul, will have its capacity doubled from September 4, 2020. United will operate four weekly flights with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from San Francisco to Shanghai on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Customers travelling from Shanghai will return to San Francisco on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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“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. United was the largest U.S. carrier serving China prior to suspending service in February due to COVID-19. In 2019, United operated five daily flights between Shanghai and its hubs in San FranciscoLos AngelesChicago and New York/Newark.

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United remains committed to putting health and safety at the forefront of every customer’s journey, delivering an industry-leading standard of cleanliness through its United CleanPlus program. The airline has teamed up with Clorox and Cleveland Clinic to redefine cleaning and health safety procedures from check-in to landing and has implemented more than a dozen new policies, protocols and innovations designed with the safety of customers and employees in mind.

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