United Airlines announced on Tuesday the expansion of flights to the Asia-Pacific region.
The airline stated that it will become the first American airline to operate direct flights from continental United States to Manila, Philippines. Additionally, it will add more non-stop flights for Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Taipei.
These flights are set to commence in October.
- United Airlines adds flight to Tokyo, Manila, and Taipei as travel demand climbs.
- United and its competitors are increasing international travel in response to the growing demand.
- Excluding China, the airline’s service in Asia will be 40% larger compared to 2019.
On October 28, United will launch a new service between Los Angeles and Hong Kong. This route will be operated daily on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Starting the next day, the airline will operate flights between San Francisco and Manila. This new route will be serviced daily on their largest aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER.
United also mentioned that it will resume nonstop service between Los Angeles and Tokyo/Narita on the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner and add a second daily service to Taipei on Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.
Chicago-based airline will start service to a total of 15 long-haul international destinations in the Asia-Pacific region.
United noted that its transpacific network, excluding flights to mainland China, will be 50% larger than that of other American airlines.
This expansion comes after the airline added 40% more flights between the United States and Australia, as well as New Zealand, making it the largest-ever expansion of its South Pacific network in aviation history.
In the upcoming winter season, United will operate 66 flights per week between the United States and Australia, as well as New Zealand.
During this season, United mentioned that it is operating its largest-ever transatlantic schedule, experiencing a 32% growth compared to the 2019 schedule.