United Airlines resumes nonstop service between San Francisco and Shanghai

United Airlines has announced it will start nonstop service to China four-times weekly between San Francisco and Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport. Beginning Oct. 21, 2020, United will operate four weekly nonstop flights with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from San Francisco to Shanghai on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Customers traveling from Shanghai will return to San Francisco on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Tickets are available for purchase on united.com and the United mobile app.

United will continue operating four weekly flights between San Francisco and Shanghai and beginning October 21, will no longer be required to stop in Seoul. United offered more service to China than any other U.S. carrier prior to suspending service in February due to COVID-19. In 2019, United operated five daily flights between Shanghai and its hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York/Newark.

United service to Shanghai*

Flight

Depart

Day

Time

Arrive

Time

UA 857

San Francisco

Weds., Fri.,
Sat., Sun.

11:50 a.m.

Shanghai

4:30 p.m.+1 day

UA 858

Shanghai

Mon., Tues.,
Fri., Sun.

1:30 p.m.

San Francisco

9:30 a.m.

*Schedule times subject to change

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