After using an intermediate stop on the way, United will be resuming non-stop flights to Shanghai.

In a new release, the Chicago-based airline announced the resumption of non-stop flights between San Francisco and Shanghai-Pudong starting October 21. Using its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the fourt-times weekly service will bypass the current required stop the flight makes at Seoul-Incheon.

The resumption of the non-stop San Francisco-Shanghai flights follows the announcement the airline will resume nonstop flights to Taipei and increase frequencies to Seoul.

"United continues playing a critical role in keeping people and global supply chains connected to Shanghai and to cities around the world," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of International Network and Alliances. "We look forward to resuming nonstop service and offering our customers greater convenience and shorter flight times between San Francisco and Shanghai."

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