United Airlines is adding more direct flights from San Francisco International Airport to Sydney, expanding the airline’s strong trans-Pacific offering to Australia from the United States.
The three weekly flights – starting on December 14 and scheduled through February 8 – will be operated by United’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and add to United’s existing daily service on this route for a total of ten weekly flights between Sydney and San Francisco.
United’s Senior Vice President of Global Network Planning and Alliances, Patrick Quayle, said this winter, the carrier will offer more service to Australia than ever before and will offer more seats from the United States to Australia than any other airline.
He said with the addition of Brisbane – which United will serve from San Francisco starting on October 28 – United will have “non-stop service from the U.S. to each of Australia’s three largest cities, while no other U.S. carrier serves more than one location”.
United will serve six different non-stop routes in total, with non-stop flights originating in three different U.S. hubs. The flights include San Francisco to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, Los Angeles to Melbourne and Sydney, and Houston to Sydne
“United has a great history serving Australia and with our new codeshare partnership with Virgin Australia, the future is even brighter,” he said.
“With strong demand for the upcoming northern winter season, we’re proud to add even more travel options for our customers, both in the U.S. and in Australia.”
All of United’s Australia services are on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, except for San Francisco to Sydney service, which is on Boeing 777-300ERs.