United starts direct flights to Manila from SFO in October
United Airlines will be the first US carrier to fly “direct” to Manila from the continental U.S. in October.
The new flight, which is part of a larger expansion in Asia that includes popular cities like Hong Kong and Taipei, will launch from San Francisco on Oct. 29.
United will fly the route daily on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the largest airplane in the carrier’s fleet.
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Currently, United flies to Manila from the U.S. territory of Guam as well as from Palau.
In addition to Manila, United will resume daily nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport on Oct. 28. This will complement the airline’s current service between Los Angeles and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
United will also increase its service between both San Francisco and Taiwan’s Taipei and between Los Angeles and Hong Kong.
With the new flights, United said the airline will fly to 15 different international destinations across the Pacific this winter.