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United Airlines restarts Hong Kong-San Francisco service

United is poised to return to Hong Kong.

“Hello Hong Kong, we’re back!” is the message from United Airlines, as it prepares to resume its San Francisco service in March.

The airline has announced that it will be operating a daily service between Hong Kong and San Francisco from March 6. The route was suspended in 2020.

The first westbound flight will take-off from San Francisco bound for Hong Kong on March 3. There will be no flight on March 4 for operational reasons and the daily service will resume from March 5.

United’s regional director for Greater China and Southeast Asia, Walter Dias, pointed out that United has been serving Hong Kong for 40 years. “Our commitment to the market remains unchanged,” he said.

Flight UA862 will leave Hong Kong at 12.20pm daily and will arrive in San Francisco at 8.45am on the same day. The return flight, UA877, will depart San Francisco at 10.40pm and will arrive in Hong Kong at 6am two days later.

All flights will use the B777-300ER aircraft, with 60 seats in business class, 24 in Premium Plus and 266 in economy.

“We’re thrilled to be able to return to Hong Kong after nearly three years, enabling us to provide our Hong Kong customers with our convenient daily nonstop service to San Francisco again,” said Dias.

Flights can be booked online or via the United app.

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