United to Launch Nonstop San Francisco-Hangzhou Service
United Airlines has announced that it will introduce three-weekly nonstop flights between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Hangzhou's Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) in China, beginning July 13, 2016.
The airline will use one of the world's most advanced passenger aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, to operate the service.
The service will feature amenities and services designed for Chinese customers, including Mandarin-speaking flight attendants and Chinese-style cuisine.
UA 982 will depart San Francisco at 2:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and arrive in Hangzhou at 6:10 p.m. the following day (all times local). Flight time will be 12 hours, 55 minutes westbound.
The return flight, UA 983, will depart Hangzhou at 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and arrive at San Francisco at 8:25 a.m. the same day (all times local). Flight time will be 11 hours, 55 minutes eastbound.