United Airlines adds new international service

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Subject to government approval, United will add a seasonal route between San Francisco and Munich for the first time ever. The company will compete with its Star Alliance partner Lufthansa, which already offers a daily service between both cities.

United Airlines is revitalizing its route network with more destinations, more flights and more convenient connections for customers in both domestic and international markets. One of the carrier’s daily flights between Newark and Tel Aviv will be upgauged with the new Boeing 777-300ER. The airline is also growing its domestic network, adding even more connections and additional service to 30 destinations across the U.S.

United’s seasonal flight between San Francisco (SFO) and Munich (MUC) begins on May 24 with service from MUC to SFO returning the next day. The route will be operated with one of the most advanced passenger airplanes, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which delivers unprecedented operating efficiency, comfort and lower emissions. Beginning May 5, United will operate one of its Newark-Tel Aviv flights with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, featuring the all new United Polaris seats. This will be the second route – in addition to the carrier’s flights between San Francisco and Hong Kong – that will utilize the brand new Boeing 777-300ER.

United is adding 47 new daily round trips to its domestic schedule. The flights will be on a variety of mainline and regional jets that will add nearly 8,700 additional seats per day and approximately 90,000 new flight miles. These flights are now available for purchase with domestic service beginning as early as June 8. Flights returning to United’s international seasonal summer schedule such as Xi’an, China and Rome are also available on united.com.

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