United to begin San Francisco–Melbourne non-stop

New year-round service to Victorian capital

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United Airlines has announced its largest-ever international network expansion from its hub at San Francisco International Airport. The airline will introduce non-stop year-round service to Toronto and Melbourne, Australia and seasonal service to New Delhi. United also announced it will begin a second daily flight between San Francisco and Seoul, South Korea. All routes are subject to government approvals.

In addition to the new routes, in 2019 United will begin new year-round non-stop service between San Francisco and Auckland, New Zealand, Tahiti, French Polynesia and Amsterdam.

“This route expansion solidifies United’s position at San Francisco as the gateway airline serving destinations across the Pacific, the continental United States, as well as to Europe and beyond,” said Oscar Munoz, United’s CEO. “It serves as a fitting capstone to all our efforts that made 2018 a breakthrough year for United, from delivering strong financial performance to currently leading in on-time departures for the second year in a row.”

Since 2013, United Airlines has added 12 new international destinations from San Francisco. With these new flights, United will serve 29 international destinations from San Francisco, including eight cities in Europe, India and the Middle East, seven in North America and 14 in Asia and Oceania. United, the largest airline at San Francisco International Airport, operates more than 300 daily flights.

San Francisco to Melbourne, Australia

Offering the most service between the US West Coast and Australia by any US carrier, United is adding new non-stop year-round service between San Francisco and Melbourne three times per week, beginning 29 October 2019. For more than 35 years, United has offered non-stop service to Australia. Today, United offers non-stop service to Sydney from Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco and provides non-stop service between Los Angeles and Melbourne. United operates all flights between the US and Australia with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

San Francisco to Amsterdam

United recently announced it will offer non-stop daily year-round service between San Francisco and Amsterdam. With this new flight, United will be the first US carrier to fly between California and Amsterdam. United currently serves Amsterdam non-stop from its hubs in Chicago, Houston, New York/Newark and Washington, DC. The new San Francisco service begins on 30 March 2019 and will be operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

San Francisco to New Delhi, India

United’s new seasonal service between San Francisco and New Delhi enables business and leisure travellers non-stop access from the US West Coast. The new flight will connect customers from more than 80 cities to India with just one stop in San Francisco. United currently offers non-stop service to Mumbai and New Delhi from New York/Newark. Seasonal service begins on 5 December 2019 with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

San Francisco to Seoul, South Korea

United is adding a second flight – flown four times per week – between San Francisco and Seoul, South Korea. The airline has served Seoul for more than 30 years from San Francisco. The second flight will provide customers with new time and itinerary options, while providing convenient connections to more than 80 destinations. The additional flights begin on 1 April 2019 and will be operated with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

San Francisco to Toronto, Canada

United’s new twice-daily non-stop year-round service between San Francisco and Toronto begins 31 March 2019, offering convenient connections for business and leisure travellers from throughout the western United States, Asia and the South Pacific. United currently offers more than 20 daily flights between Toronto and its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, New York/Newark and Washington Dulles. In addition to Toronto, United operates daily non-stop service between San Francisco and Calgary and Vancouver. United will operate service with Boeing 737-800.

San Francisco to Pape’ete, Tahiti, extended to year-round

This fall, United began the only non-stop service offered by a US carrier between the mainland US and Tahiti with its San Francisco–Pape’ete flight. The airline recently announced it is extending its Tahiti schedule to year-round service from San Francisco. Year-round service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays begins March 30 2019. United operates Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft between San Francisco and Pape’ete.

San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand, extended to year-round

Beginning March 30 2019, United will extend service between its West Coast hub in San Francisco and Auckland to year-round with thrice-weekly service. In partnership with Air New Zealand, United’s flight arriving in Auckland offers passengers more than 20 connections across the region and the return trip utilises United’s extensive route network in San Francisco, which provides connections to the United States, Canada and Latin America. United’s extended service between San Francisco and Auckland will operate with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

2019 new international routes

Flight From To Frequency Depart* Arrive* Aircraft
UA104 San Francisco New Delhi Daily 7:15 p.m. 12:45 a.m. +2 days 787-9
UA105 New Delhi San Francisco Daily 4:00 a.m. 6:10 a.m. 787-9
UA060 San Francisco Melbourne Tue/Thur/Sat 10:50 p.m. 9:40 a.m. +2 days 787-9
UA061 Melbourne San Francisco Mon/Thur/Sat 11:40 a.m. 6:50 a.m. 787-9
UA805 San Francisco Seoul Mon/Tue/Thur/Sat 4:55 p.m. 9:35 p.m. +1 day 777-200ER
UA806 Seoul San Francisco Mon/Wed/Thur/Sat 11:25 a.m. 6:10 a.m. 777-200ER
UA565 San Francisco Toronto Twice daily 10:25 a.m.

11:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

7:00 a.m+1 day

UA459 Toronto San Francisco Twice daily 7:15 a.m.

7:21 p.m.

9:54 a.m.

9:55 p.m.

UA968 San Francisco Amsterdam Daily 2:55 p.m. 10:20 a.m. +1 day 787-9
UA969 Amsterdam San Francisco Daily 2:50 p.m. 4:50 p.m. 787-9


2019 international route year-round extensions

Flight From To Frequency Depart* Arrive* Aircraft
UA917 San Francisco Auckland Tue/Thur/Sat 11:10 p.m. 7:20 a.m. +2 days 777-200ER
UA916 Auckland San Francisco Mon/Thur/Sat 2:30 p.m. 6:40 a.m. 777-200ER
UA115 San Francisco Pape’ete Tue/Thur/Sat 1:15 p.m. 6:55 p.m. 787-8
UA114 Pape’ete San Francisco Tue/Thur/Sat 9:15 p.m. 8:25 a.m. +1 day 787-8


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