United Airlines: the Philippines live this fall

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The airline company United Airlines will launch a new link at the end of October between san francisco And Manilahis third to the capital of the Philippines after those departing from Guam and Palau. hong kong will also be served from Los Angeles in addition to San Francisco, as part of a transpacific expansion that will also include Tokyo And taipei. .

From October 29, 2023, the American company will offer a direct daily flight between its base in san francisco and the airport of Manila-Ninoy Aquino, operated by Boeing 777-300ER that can accommodate 60 passengers in Polaris Business Class, 24 in Premium and 266 in Economy (350 seats). No details on schedules at this stage, but United Airlines will compete directly on this route with Philippine Airlines, which also serves Honolulu, Los Angeles and New York-JFK.

Another metropolis in Asia to benefit from a reinforcement of the company of Star Alliance this winter, Hong Kong-Chek La Kok will be connected every day from October 28 since Los Angeles in 787-9 Dreamliner (48+21+188), against Cathay Pacific. This rotation will be added to the two already proposed from San Francisco, Patrick Quayle, senior vice president of United Network Planning and Alliances, stressing that the decision was made while waiting for the reopening of Russian airspace (closed since the invasion of Ukraine) that would allow the revival of Newark – Hong Kong.

Another novelty in the Pacific announced on Tuesday, the return for the winter season of the Los AngelesTokyo Narita with daily rotation adding to that of United Airlines to Tokyo-Haneda, ” the first time that both airports have been served daily according to Patrick Quayle; All Nippon Airways (ANA), American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Zipair are also present between the two cities.

Finally, the airline should also add a second daily rotation at the end of October between San Francisco and Taipei-Taoyuanits only line to the Taiwanese capital where it faces China Airlines and EVA Air.

In total, United Airlines will operate long-haul flights to 15 international destinations across the Pacific this winter. Excluding flights to mainland China, its transpacific network “ will be 50% larger than all other US airlines combined (with capacity up 32% compared to winter 2019).

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