United Airlines Is Expanding Its Service in Asia

United Airlines will commence direct flights to Manila from the continental U.S. in October, becoming the first US carrier to do so.

United told Travel + Leisure that the new flight from San Francisco will start on Oct. 29 as part of a bigger Asian 

expansion that includes Hong Kong and Taipei. United will operate its largest plane, the Boeing 777-300ER, everyday on the route.

"United offers more flights to more destinations across the Pacific than all other U.S. airlines combined," senior vice president of global

network planning and alliances Patrick Quayle told T+L. "United is the flag carrier of the U.S. and we are excited to bring this new service to Manila 

On Oct. 28, United will resume daily nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Tokyo's 

Narita International Airport joining Manila. This will supplement the airline's Los Angeles-Haneda offering.

United will also enhance service between San Francisco and Taipei and Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

United will also debut new Australia and New Zealand services from San Francisco and Los Angeles in October. 

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