MIAMI — It’s a busy week for United Airlines, which launched four new Pacific routes, beginning with non-stop service between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia, and between San Francisco and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, on October 26.
The Los Angeles-Melbourne route will operate six times weekly with the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, and will be United’s first international deployment of the jet. The 787-9’s extended range, at 8,550 miles, allows the airline to operate the longest Dreamliner route in the world to date. The 787-9 has 252 seats – 48 in United BusinessFirst and 204 in United Economy, including 88 in Economy Plus.
The new daily flights between San Francisco and Tokyo’s close-in Haneda Airport will complement existing service to Narita International Airport. United also launched two new routes from A.P. Won Pat International Airport at its Guam hub, with daily service to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport on October 27, and twice-weekly service to Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport — the first non-stop service from Guam to China — on October 28.