With Delta resuming flights to China this week, United Airlines is follow as it will reinstate flights to the country along with services to South Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan next month,
Effective July 8, the Chicago-based airline will resume flights to China starting with a twice-weekly service from San Francisco and Shanghai-Pudong. The flights will use Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The San Francisco-Shanghai flights will be first flights to China by United since operations were suspended in February amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
"United's service to mainland China has been a point of pride for our employees and customers for more than 30 years," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of International Network and Alliances. "Resuming service to Shanghai from the United States is a significant step in rebuilding our international network."
Prior to the flight suspensions, United operated five daily flights to/from Shanghai from its US hubs of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York/Newark.
Along with the flight resumptions to China, July will see United resume flights to select Asian destinations. It will resume flights between Chicago and Tokyo arriving at Haneda Airport near downtown Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore. For its flights to Singapore, the airline's flights will make a stop in Hong Kong.