|United Airlines holds cutting ceremony and announces its flight service between San Francisco and Taipei on March 29, 2014. (People's Daily Online/Han Shasha)|
San Francisco, Mar. 29, (People's Daily Online)--United Airlines expands its extensive trans-Pacific network on Saturday with connecting its San Francisco hub with Taipei.
Jim Compton, vice chairman & chief revenue officer of the United Airlines announced the opening of the nonstop flight between San Francisco and Taipei on Saturday at the San Francisco International Airport.
The flight will depart San Francisco daily at 1:50 p.m. and arrive in Taipei at 6:30 p.m. The next day. For the return, it will depart Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 11:10 a.m. And arrive at San Francisco International at 7:30 a.m. The same day.
With the addition of Taipei, the airline will offer nonstop flights between San Francisco and eight cities in the Asia-Pacific region. Edwin Lee, mayor of San Francisco said at the news conference that the flight will further boost the international business between San Francisco bay area and Asian area.
The United Airlines also signals that it will introduce three-times-weekly nonstop flight service between San Francisco and Chengdu on June 9, 2014. The nonstop service should be the first by a U.S. Airline from the United States to Chinese mainland beyond Beijing and Shanghai.