United Set To Launch Nonstop San Francisco – Singapore Service

United Airlines has announced plans to launch nonstop flights between San Francisco and Singapore. When it is inaugurated on 1 June 2016, the new daily service will become the airline’s longest scheduled flight, as well as holding the same accolade for US carriers and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

 

Flight UA 001 will depart San Francisco at 1125 hrs, arriving into Singapore 2 days later at 0645 hrs. The return service, UA 002, is wheels-up from Changi International Airport at 0845 hrs and lands back into San Francisco International Airport at 0915 hrs the same day, in-time to connect with onward flights on its North and South American networks.

 

Flight time on the westbound service will take around 16 hours and 20 minutes, while the eastbound sector will be approximately 15 hours and 30 minutes. United is promising time savings of up to 4 hours each way compared with current offerings and its own existing 1-stop flight via Tokyo (Narita), which will be discontinued.

 

A 3-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jet, configured with 48 BusinessFirst, 88 Economy Plus and 116 Economy Class seats, will operate the route, which marks a return of nonstop transpacific flights between California and Southeast Asia after fellow Star Alliance member Singapore Airlines ended its ultra long-haul Singapore – Los Angeles flights in 2013.

 

For more information, visit www.united.com.

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