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United Announces Four New Transpacific Routes


United Airlines is growing its route map across the Pacific Rim with new routes between Australia, Guam, China, Japan, South Korea and the U.S.

United Airline’s announced on Friday that its brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which has a range of 8,550 miles, 350 miles longer than the range of the 787-8, has allowed the airline to introduce non-stop flights between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Melbourne Airport (MEL). United was the first North American airline to take delivery of the new Dreamliner, and it will use the aircraft’s extended range to operate the longest commercial Dreamliner route of any airline in the world. The LAX-MEL route will operate six days a week beginning on October 26.

United went on to announce the addition of new services to and from its hub in Guam. The carrier will begin operating flights from Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM) to Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, South Korea on October 27, adding twice-weekly service between GUM and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) on October 28. The Shanghai route marks the airline’s first non-stop service between Guam and mainland China.

The new routes come only a few months after lawmakers in Guam publicly questioned United’s commitment to serving the U.S. territory.

In Friday’s press release, United also announced new daily non-stop flights between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND), which will begin service on October 26.

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st530 October 27, 2014

What is nightmare-ish about sitting in one of the two middle direct-aisle- access seats in business class? Especially if you can snag a bulkhead footwell.

weero October 26, 2014

The Barbie Jet on LAX-MEL? After crippling Boeing's masterpiece with the worst seating in coach and Business there is, UA sends it on the super-longhaul to MEL? No thanks - I take a stopover in SYD or SIN to avoid the Nightmareliner they made out of this.