Hangzhou, China, has become United Airlines’ fifth city in mainland China and its 14th destination in the Asia/Pacific region from United’s premier West Coast gateway.
San Francisco International Airport, United’s Asia/Pacific hub, offers more nonstop trans-Pacific service to and from the United States than any other carrier hub.
Hangzhou, a center for technology, economic development, education and cultural heritage is the fifth new international route United has launched from San Francisco since May, joining Auckland, New Zealand; Singapore; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Xi’an, China.
“The Hangzhou service is a great addition to our growing portfolio of mainland China destinations, including three interior cities that no other airline serves from the United States,” said Marcel Fuchs, United’s vice president of Atlantic and Pacific sales.
“This new route provides U.S. travelers with convenient access to one of China’s most dynamic cities, while giving Chinese travelers direct access to United’s premier San Francisco gateway with options for onward connections to our extensive network of service throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America.”
United will operate the three-times-weekly nonstop flights with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The new Hangzhou flights complement United’s existing services to Shanghai.