United Airlines Expands US-China Network
United Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings and a member of Star Alliance.
The airline is planning to operate the daily flights using Boeing 777 aircraft with United First, United Business and United Economy sections.
Flight schedules and aircraft are subject to change, added United.
From 1986, the airline operating flights to China, and presently it operates daily non-stop flights to Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai from hubs in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington.
United is currently upgrading its international first- and business-class sections, including new flat-bed seats in business class. By the end of 2011, both the first-class and the business-class cabins of the aircraft used on the Los Angeles-Shanghai route will have flat-bed seating.
Earlier in May 2011, United Airlines has started daily non-stop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Guadalajara, Mexico. This service will be operated by Continental Airlines.
United Continental Holdings is the holding company for both United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Together with United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, these airlines operate an average of 5,820 flights a day to 373 airports on six continents.
Jim Compton, executive vice president and chief revenue officer at United, said: â€œUnited operates more routes from the US to China than any other airline, and this new service is another step in the expansion of our US-China network. The new flights will offer customers additional convenient options for travel between the two countries.â€
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