United Airlines expanding network to Asia Pacific region
Leading U.S. carrier United Airlines recently announced it is planning to offer more flights services to the Asia Pacific region. The airline operates the most transoceanic flights and is now aiming to expand its connectivity to this important market.
The airline in a statement said that it will be launching two new routes connecting North America and Asia Pacific. The flights on the two new routes – Tokyo Narita-Denver and San Francisco-Taipei – will be launched early next year.
The flights on the two new routes are being launched to cash in on the increasing passenger traffic demand between the two continents. The airline also wants to offset the slowing demand for air travel in the currently recession-hit euro zone.
Jeff Smisek, President of United Airlines, said that the airline considers Asian region to be a vital market and an area of tremendous focus. He said that as the demand grows the airline would be adding more destinations.
Currently, United Airlines operates above 320 weekly flights services across the Pacific as well as within the Asia-Pacific region spanning 33 cities in 14 countries.