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United Airlines Launches Winter 2023/24 Schedule With 50 More Daily International Nonstops

United Airlines has launched their winter 2023/24 schedule with 50 additional daily nonstops compared to last year, including exclusive service to Manila and Christchurch. The carrier will also resume service between San Francisco and Beijing.


United Airlines Boeing 777-200 Rendering - Courtesy United Airlines

On Thursday (November 2, 2023), United Airlines announced the launch of their winter 2023/24 schedule, which includes 50 additional daily nonstop international flights compared to last year. The carrier has also become the first airline to fly direct from the continental U.S. to Manila in the Philippines, and the only airline offering service between the U.S. and Christchurch, New Zealand. Additionally, starting December 9, 2023, United will become the first U.S. airline to resume service between San Francisco and Beijing. In total, United’s winter schedule will include over 110 international destinations, with a 25 percent schedule increase compared to winter 2022/23.


In Thursday’s announcement, United Airlines’ SVP – Global Network Planning and Alliances, Patrick Quayle, said,


“United’s industry-leading international network has always set it apart from the competition, and we continue to find new ways to bring our customers the locations and schedules that they want. This winter is no exception, as we further expand and deliver unparalleled connectivity around the globe.”


United’s first and only nonstop service between San Francisco and Christchurch will commence on December 8, 2023. The carrier has also introduced new direct service from Los Angels to Auckland on October 28th and to Brisbane from November 29th. On October 1st, 2023, United increased San Francisco-Shanghai flights to daily, and will resume daily service between San Francisco and Beijing on November 9, 2023. The airline’s new service between Los Angeles and Hong Kong commenced on October 28th, while exclusive service between San Francisco and Manila started on October 29th. Additionally, United resumed daily service between Los Angeles and Tokyo-Narita on October 28th, complementing existing service between Los Angeles and Tokyo-Haneda.


For travelers planning a European vacation, United has extended their schedule from New York/Newark to Athens through November 28th, flights between Washington-Dulles and Barcelona through December 13th, and Dulles-Rome service until January 8th. Additionally, United will offer double daily flights between Newark and Paris through January 8, 2024. In total, United will offer service to 25 transatlantic destinations this winter and will be the only U.S. airline offering year-round direct service to Dubai, Geneva, Edinburgh, Berlin and Amman.


United customers looking for a warm weather getaway in Latin America and the Caribbean will have more choices this winter with a network increase of 30 percent compared to last year. From Denver, customers will enjoy new service to San Juan, Puerto Rico which launched on October 29th, as well as flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica which will commence on November 4, 2023. The carrier also continues to add service from their Chicago, Newark, Washington-Dulles hubs to Aruba, Bonaire, the Cayman Islands and The Bahamas.


United has also increased their network in Mexico by 15 percent this winter, and now offers more service to the Riviera Maya region than any other U.S. airline. During the peak winter season, the carrier will offer over 200 weekly flights to Cancun from eight U.S. cities, including daily service from Cleveland, as well as Boeing 777 service from Chicago, Denver and Houston. United will also increase service from San Francisco, with up to two daily flights to Puerto Vallarta and San Jose del Cabo. United Airlines remains the largest carrier to Central America and will increase service to San Jose and Liberia (Costa Rica), San Salvador (El Salvador), Belize City (Belize and Guatemala City (Guatemala).


At United Airlines, ‘Good Leads the Way.’ The airline operates the most comprehensive network among North American carriers with U.S. hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. As measured by available seat miles (ASMs), United is now the world’s largest airline. Shares in the company’s parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., are publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol ‘UAL.’



Source: United Airlines/PRNewswire

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