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United Apply for new Route – San Francisco to Chengdu, China

United have just announced this morning they have applied for permission to start a new service between San Francisco and Chengdu, China.

  • If approved, United would be the only U.S. carrier offering service to Chengdu
  • Application for service between San Francisco and Chengdu, China starting June 9, 2014
  • Three weekly Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flightsUnited intends to use the world’s most advanced passenger airplane, the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, to operate three-times-weekly service to Chengdu. If approved, Chengdu will be the ninth destination United serves in the Asia/Pacific region nonstop from San Francisco, from which United offers more nonstop trans-Pacific flights from the United States than any other carrier – nearly twice as many as any airline from any West Coast city.

    Chengdu, China: A Gateway for Business

    The fourth largest city in China and the capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu is one of country’s fastest-developing cities economically with more than 200 Fortune 500 companies operating in Chengdu. With a population of approximately 14 million in the urban area, Sichuan is famous as the natural habitat of the giant panda and home to one of China’s most popular cuisines.

    United’s China flights feature additional amenities and services designed for Chinese customers, including: Mandarin-speaking flight attendants; personalized in-flight entertainment options, including Chinese-language services; and a wide selection of in-flight meals and beverages, including Chinese-style cuisine.

    Proposed flight schedule:








    Chengdu (CTU)

    San Francisco (SFO)


    10:00 a.m.

    8:50 a.m.


    San Francisco (SFO)

    Chengdu (CTU)


    1:35 p.m.

    6:50 p.m. +1

    United offers nonstop service to Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai from Los Angeles, Chicago, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington/Dulles; Guam, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City.


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