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United Increases Asia Capacity, Adds 2 New Routes

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There have never been more options to fly United to Asia.

The Chicago-based airline shared updates to its schedule across the Pacific which includes new nonstop routes between San Francisco and Manila and between Los Angeles and Hong Kong as well as increases in capacity to popular destinations in the region like Taipei and Tokyo.

“United is the flag carrier of the U.S. and we are excited to bring this new service to Manila while expanding access to Hong Kong, Taipei, and Tokyo,” said Patrick Quayle, Senior Vice President of Global Network Planning and Alliances.

Here’s all the info you need to know about United’s upcoming additions to Asia.

United’s Transpacific Route Additions

The most notable route in the announcement is the nonstop service between San Francisco (SFO) and Manila (MNL). It will be the only nonstop service on a U.S. airline connecting the Philippines and the continental United States. It will be operated with a Boeing 777 aircraft from October 29, 2023.

The route will operate daily with the following schedule:

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Route DepartureArrival
SFO to MNL 11:35 p.m.6:50 a.m. (+2)
MNL to SFO9:55 a.m. 6:20 a.m.

A day earlier on October 28, 2023, United will launch a new service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG). The daily service will be operated by one of the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft according to the following schedule:

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RouteDepartureArrival
LAX to HKG 11:10 a.m.6:05 p.m. (+1)
HKG to LAX8:05 p.m.5:45 p.m.
New United routes from the West Coast to Asia
Map of United’s new routes from the West Coast to Hong Kong and Manila. Image Credit: Great Circle Mapper

In addition to these 2 new routes, United will complement its service from Los Angeles to Tokyo-Haneda (HND) by resuming its route from LA to Tokyo’s Narita Airport (NRT).

And, finally, United will add a second daily year-round flight between San Francisco and Taipei (TPE).

Bottom Line:

This has been a big year for United’s network to Asia and the South Pacific. These new routes and capacity increases join 3 recently-announced new routes to Australia and New Zealand.

Final Thoughts

United’s been on a roll with adding splashy routes to Asia and the South Pacific. At the end of October, it’ll provide flyers with even more options to reach some of the region’s most popular destinations.

We’re particularly excited about the new route to Manila, but we can’t wait to see all of these new routes and capacity increases get underway!

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Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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