United Airlines, the U.S. airline with the most trans-Pacific service, will further expand its global reach with new nonstop services from San Francisco to Tel Aviv, Israel; Auckland, New Zealand; and Xi’an, China.
Each new service, once approved, will be operated using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the world’s most advanced passenger airplane.
The Tel Aviv and Xi’an flights will be available for booking via the airline’s website on October 10, 2015, with the Auckland flights available for booking on October 17, 2015.
The San Francisco – Tel Aviv nonstop service was petitioned for by thousands of customers through the website, SFOTLV.ORG, and United Airlines took that into consideration for establishing the service.
“Providing corporate customers from throughout the Bay Area and Silicon Valley nonstop service to the high-tech market in Israel has been high on our priority list at United,” said Dave Hilfman, United’s senior vice president of worldwide sales. “Now with the 787-9 Dreamliner, we’re delighted to make it a reality.”
United’s three-times weekly service to Auckland will launch July 1, 2016, with expansion to daily flights operating with on Oct. 28, 2016, in time for the peak-winter travel season.
United operates nearly 280 daily flights from its San Fancisco to more than 90 destinations in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. The airline currently has 22 787 Dreamliners in its fleet and expects to take delivery of three more by the end of 2015.