• Joe Breitfeller

United Airlines to Resume Service Between San Francisco and Shanghai From July 8, 2020

United Airlines announced on Friday that they will be resuming service between San Francisco and Shanghai starting July 8, 2020. The carrier will offer twice-weekly service between SFO and Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport via Seoul-Incheon.

United Airlines Boeing 777-300ER - Courtesy United Airlines

On Friday, United Airlines announced the resumption of service between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport (PVG) via Seoul-Incheon (ICN) from July 8, 2020. The carrier will offer twice-weekly flights and the route will be serviced by a Boeing 777-300ER. The departing flights will leave San Francisco on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while the return flights will depart Shanghai on Thursday’s and Sundays. In today’s announcement, United Airlines’ Vice President of International Network and Alliances, Patrick Quayle said,

United to Resume Service to Shanghai - Courtesy United Airlines

“United’s service to mainland China has been a point of pride for our employees and customers for more than 30 years. Resuming service from Shanghai to the United States is a significant step in rebuilding our international network.”

Prior to suspending service to Shanghai last February, United was the largest U.S. carrier serving China with five daily flights between Shanghai and their San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York/Newark hubs. During July, United will also restore service between Chicago and Tokyo-Haneda as well as Seoul, Hong Kong and Singapore (via Hong Kong).

United Airlines has teamed with Clorox and the Cleveland Clinic to redefine cleaning, health and safety procedures from check-in to landing and has implemented over a dozen new policies, protocols and innovations. For the health and well-being of guests and team members the carrier requires all travelers to wear face coverings and will temporarily revoke travel privileges for uncooperative passengers. All United mainline aircraft are equipped with state-of-the-art HEPA filters which remove up to 99.7% of airborne particulates. The carrier has also implemented enhanced aircraft sanitization measures, including electrostatic spraying before departure. Additionally, United has added a step to the check-in process (as recommended by the Cleveland Clinic) which requires guests to acknowledge that they don’t have COVID-19 symptoms and will agree to wear a mask onboard. To limit contact points, the airline is also offering a touchless baggage check-in experience at over 200 U.S. airports, the first and only U.S. airline to deploy this technology.

Source: United Airlines


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