Oct. 28, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines has made seats available for sale on its new nonstop flights to
. The airline intends to operate three-times-weekly service from its
June 9, 2014
, subject to government approval, using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The flights will depart
International Airport at
1:35 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
and arrive at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport at
the following day (all times local). Service from
will depart at
10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
and arrive at
International Airport at
the same day. Flying times will be approximately 14 hours, 15 minutes westbound and 13 hours, 50 minutes eastbound. This new nonstop flight will shave nearly four hours off the typical travel time between the two cities.
will be the ninth destination United serves in the
region nonstop from its premier
gateway, from which the airline 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. From
, United provides access to more than 300 destinations worldwide, with nonstop service to 80 destinations on five continents – more than any other carrier.
Additionally, United operates more nonstop U.S.-
flights, and to more cities in
, than any other airline.
, the capital of
province in southwest
, is the country's fourth largest city, with a population of approximately 14 million in the urban area. In recent years,
has been one of the country's fastest-developing cities economically, and more than 200 Fortune 500 companies have a presence in the city.
is famous as the natural habitat of the giant panda and home to one of
most popular cuisines.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,300 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom, economy-class seating than any airline in
. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on more than 200 aircraft, offering customers more live television access than any other airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale investments in its fleet. In 2013, United continues to modernize its fleet by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company will have launched 14 new international and 19 new domestic routes, including the addition of seven new cities to its network, by the end of 2013.
magazine awarded United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2012, and readers of
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annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey published by IdeaWorksCompany in
, United has the most saver-style award-seat availability among the largest U.S. global airlines. Air Transport World named United as the Eco-Aviation Airline of the Year Gold Winner in 2013. United is a founding member of
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