United Expansions for 2016
Traffic at SFO looks great for later this year, and today United has announced nonstop service to multiple destinations this year.
Here they are:
Effective June 1, 2016.
UA1 SFO-SIN 2325-0645+2
UA2 SIN-SFO 0845-0915
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"8,446 miles. 16 hours, 20 minutes.
Our newly announced daily nonstop San Francisco-Singapore route is the only nonstop route between Singapore and the U.S. It’s the longest scheduled flight by distance operated by any U.S. carrier. And it will be operated with the world’s most advanced passenger airplane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
But what’s most important, and the reason we launched this flight, is that it enables us to better meet the needs of our business travelers who fly to and from Southeast Asia regularly.
“We listened to the overwhelming feedback favoring an overnight flight to Singapore and a later departure time out of Singapore." said Andy Buchanan, United’s managing director of international planning.
With our new nonstop San Francisco-Singapore service, customers will depart San Francisco in the evening – allowing them to have a full business day in the U.S. – and arrive in Singapore in the morning. The return flight will depart Singapore mid-morning and arrive in San Francisco the same day at 9:15 a.m.
These new nonstop flights will save customers up to four hours’ journey time each way, as compared with the current United one-stop service and competitors’ schedules.
In addition to the route’s convenient schedule, we’ll operate the flight with the aircraft our customers have told us they most prefer – the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
With all of its comfort-inducing features, the 787 is specifically designed to handle a long route such as San Francisco-Singapore: It has enhanced LED lighting, which can gently simulate a full flying day for longer flights, gradually changing through a spectrum of lighting from day into night; larger windows that are dimmable; the biggest overhead bins in the industry; cleaner cabin air than any other commercial airplane due to an advanced ventilation system that removes odor while improving humidity; Smoother Ride Technology; and an all-composite fuselage that allows it to be pressurized to a lower cabin pressure, which helps customers experience fewer headaches and less dizziness, while feeling more refreshed after the flight.
“Our business and leisure passengers will arrive less fatigued, and most experience a significant reduction in jet lag – a very important attribute to starting the day in Singapore without the usual effects of long-haul flight,” said Ron Baur, United’s VP of fleet. “With more 787s and more flights between North America and Asia than any other U.S. airline, United is poised to offer this new San Francisco-Singapore route with the highest level of comfort and convenience possible.”
We plan to begin offering the daily nonstop flights between Singapore’s Changi Airport and San Francisco International Airport on June 1, 2016, subject to government approval."
UA954 SFO2000 – 2010+1TLV Freq: 357
UA955 TLV0055 – 0600SFO Freq: 257
UA853 SFO 13:25 – 17:30+1 XIY (Tue, Thur, Sun)
UA852 XIY 10:30 – 07:35 SFO (Tue, Thur, Sun)
WOW Air to begin SFO-KEF Service
Wow Air, the Icelandic LCC, will begin service to SFO to Reykjavik on Jun 9, 2016 using their single class A330-300s, which hold 340 passengers.
WW161 KEF1550 – 1740 SFO
WW162 SFO1320 – 0440+1KEF
Lat year, SFO served over 50 million passengers, a new record. The 50,000,000th passenger was Katheryn Castanga, a Virgin America passenger. She recieved 2 round trip tickets to HI.
Last year, the amount was a little over 47 million.
"I would like to congratulate SFO on this momentous milestone for serving its 50 millionth passenger this year, setting a new all-time record in the process. This new passenger traffic record is a win for the entire Bay Area region," Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco.
(Photo by Ben Wang)
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