United Airlines tickets on sale for new flights to Chengdu
United Airlines has announced it will launch its new nonstop flights to Chengdu in June next year. The airline has already put up airline tickets for sale for the new flights to be launched from its San Francisco hub starting on June 9, 2014. The service to be operated thrice weekly will however be subject to government approval. United Airlines will be using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to operate the flights on Chengdu-San Francisco route.
Providing flight schedule, United Airlines said that the flights would depart from San Francisco International Airport at 1.35 pm thrice weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The return flights would arrive at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport at 6.50 pm the next day. The airline stated that the flights from Chengdu would depart at 10.00 am three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The return flight would arrive at San Francisco International Airport at 8.50 am the same day.
According to United Airlines, the flying times would be approximately 14 hours 15 minutes westbound and 13 hours 50 minutes eastbound. The new nonstop flight between Chengdu and San Francisco is expected to save nearly four hours off the typical travel time between the two cities. Chengdu will be United Airlines’ ninth destination to be served in the Asia-Pacific region nonstop from its main San Francisco hub.