Launching the longest route to Sydney, United Airlines has now bridged the gap between Sydney with its hub Houston with daily flights all year round. To cover Houston-Sydney route, all the carriers take seventeen hours fifty minutes and require fifteen hours forty minutes to reach Houston from Sydney. The distance between the routes is approximately 13,829km.
Patrick Quayle, the president of United’s international network stated, ‘The airline takes pride in being the largest US flight to provide ample seats between Sydney-United States route.’ He further added, ‘The recent service gives the travelers an easy access to the largest business centers of the country. Most importantly, it grants them the benefit to travel myriad cities comprising Boston, Chicago, Miami, Washington DC, New York, Cancun, Mexico and many others.’
The aircraft is already operating its non-stop flight from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Sydney.
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft is flying on these routes which signify that the passengers willing to take up the newest Polaris business class product would not be able to use it while flying on this route.
The Dreamliner features 48 seats in the business class arranged in 2-2-2 configuration, 88 seats in Economy Plus and 116 in the economy class.
The airline’s new services not only assist in uplifting trade and tourism but will also develop interesting pathways to Canada, the US as well as South America. The new route is likely to entice 27,000 travelers to fly to Sydney every year.