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United Airlines Launches Inaugural Flight Between San Francisco and Tahiti, Announces it will Extend to Year-Round Service

United launches the only nonstop service to the Islands of Tahiti by a U.S. carrier from the mainland United States


SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today started the only nonstop service by a U.S. carrier to the Islands of Tahiti. The airline launched its first flight between San Francisco and Pape'ete, the capital of Tahiti. As part of its inaugural celebration, United also announced it is extending its Tahiti schedule to year-round service from San Francisco.

"We are thrilled to extend this exciting flight to a year-round schedule," said Janet Lamkin. "For Californians and our customers connecting through San Francisco, this route offers an escape to a little corner of paradise."

United's newest international flight offers customers a convenient gateway to the islands of French Polynesia including Mo'orea, Bora Bora, the Marquesas and Rangiroa. Starting today, United's service to Tahiti departs San Francisco International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Beginning March 30, 2019, United will begin year-round service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. United will operate the route with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft throughout the year. Tickets are available for purchase on united.com.
Flight City Pair Depart Arrive
UA 115 San Francisco - Tahiti 2:45 p.m. 9:25 p.m.
UA 114 Tahiti - San Francisco 11:45 p.m. 9:50 a.m. next day

United and United Express operate more than 250 daily flights between San Francisco and 90 destinations throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. From San Francisco, United will continue to operate nonstop seasonal summer service to Zurich in 2019 and recently announced it will be the only U.S. carrier to offer daily, year-round nonstop service to Amsterdam beginning March 30, 2019.

Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28[/url]
It's SFO-PPT 788 starts October 30 2018.


United Airlines adds the South Pacific's Most Stunning Tropical Paradise to its Growing List of New Routes

Tahiti becomes the 13th international route announced by the airline in 2017
United's new nonstop flight from SFO to Tahiti connects customers to beautiful beaches, overwater bungalows, coral atolls and forested volcanoes

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2017 -- United Airlines (UAL), the leading carrier in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced it will begin service between San Francisco and Pape'ete, the capital of Tahiti, the South Pacific's gateway to more than 118 islands in French Polynesia including Bora Bora, Moorea, the Marquesas and Raiatea. United is the only U.S. carrier offering nonstop service to Tahiti from the mainland United States. Tickets are now available for purchase.

"We are excited to announce Tahiti as our 13th new international route this year, and we are even more thrilled about offering our customers a whole new world of vacation opportunities," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of International Network. "We know our customers want more destinations to choose from to escape the winter weather, and we look forward to being the airline that connects them to this corner of paradise.

"United's service from San Francisco will connect customers to the South Pacific's most pristine waters, white sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons, coral atolls and volcanic mountain peaks. Visitors to the islands experience a tropical paradise and countless spaces to relax and reconnect in natural beauty and authentic French Polynesian island culture.

United will operate nonstop service, three times weekly with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft between its San Francisco hub and Fa'a'ā International Airport (PPT), beginning Oct. 30, 2018, through March 28, 2019, subject to government approval.
Winter 2018 schedule Subject to government approval
UA 115 SFO PPT Tues/Thurs/Sun 2:45 p.m. - 9:25 p.m
UA 114 PPT SFO Tues/Thurs/Sun 11:45 p.m. - 9:50 a.m. next day
*Flight Times Subject to Change

United's Long History Connecting Customers to the Pacific Islands
United's love affair with the Pacific islands started more than 70 years ago and continues today. It began in 1947 with United's first flight across the Pacific from San Francisco to Honolulu, making the Hawaiian Islands an easily accessible destination for tourism and business. Today, United offers more flights between the mainland and the Hawaiian Islands than any other U.S. carrier.

In 1968, United expanded its Pacific network linking the Hawaiian Islands, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Guam. Today, nearly half a century later, United's Island Hopper - Flight 155 - departs Guam in the morning and makes a series of five, one-hour flights to the islands of Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae; Kwajalein and Majuro. In addition to the airline's popular Island Hopper service, United connects customers from Guam to other island destinations including Palau, Yap and the Philippines.

In 1986, United began nonstop service from its West Coast hubs in the U.S. to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. Today, United is the largest U.S. carrier to serve Australia, offering the most seats to Sydney and Melbourne with its daily nonstop service from San Francisco and Los Angeles.Building its powerful Pacific network, last year United began nonstop service from San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand, becoming the largest mainland U.S. carrier to serve the City of Sails.

United's San Francisco Hub
United and United Express operate more than 250 daily flights between San Francisco and 90 destinations throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. Beginning in June 2018, United will start nonstop seasonal summer service between San Francisco and Zurich.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 6:46 pm
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I wish we'd see MNL, BKK, or even KUL for Asia. I'd love PRG, BUD, and VIE open for Europe. New destinations!
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Old Dec 12, 17, 7:15 pm
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Given that UA already flies SFO-CDG, how is French/EU law regarding cabotage?
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Old Dec 12, 17, 7:16 pm
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Found this 2 weeks ago

https://www.radionz.co.nz/internatio...-fly-to-tahiti
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Old Dec 12, 17, 7:18 pm
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Any new INTL route is welcome

More SFO is always welcome as well
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Old Dec 12, 17, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by HkCaGu View Post
Given that UA already flies SFO-CDG, how is French/EU law regarding cabotage?
Um... I don't think you understand what cabotage is.... SFO-PPT wouldn't be cabotage in any instance.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 7:34 pm
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How about IAD-ICN? This will compete directly against Korean Air.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by nevansm View Post
Um... I don't think you understand what cabotage is.... SFO-PPT wouldn't be cabotage in any instance.
I lived on GUM. I know cabotage, US version, w.r.t. Asian carriers.
I live near LAX. Two French carriers fly people CDG-PPT. That's why I want to know whether UA can do it.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 7:37 pm
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Please let it be SFO-BKK
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Old Dec 12, 17, 7:58 pm
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I choose (a).

LAX-SAN

Which one of those is the international destination airport?
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Old Dec 12, 17, 8:10 pm
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SFO-FNJ
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Old Dec 12, 17, 8:20 pm
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Well the chances are close to zero, but I'm crossing my fingers for SFO-BLR.

Shorter than LAX-SIN (by great circle) so possible. But I doubt UA would be teasing people on Twitter for a hi-tech business route.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 8:21 pm
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SFO-OAK
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Old Dec 12, 17, 8:35 pm
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SFO-FNJ
If UA pulls this off, Oscar is getting the Nobel Peace prize, pronto!
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Old Dec 12, 17, 8:41 pm
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SFO-BOM...or SFO-MNL...SFO-GIG with rio you have beach...mountains...cityscape
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Old Dec 12, 17, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by usbusinesstraveller View Post
Well the chances are close to zero, but I'm crossing my fingers for SFO-BLR.

Shorter than LAX-SIN (by great circle) so possible. But I doubt UA would be teasing people on Twitter for a hi-tech business route.
shorter, but more a technically more challenging route because of the himalayas. i do agree that the route is a winner with capable equipment (according to wikipedia, AI only has three B77L - which are tied to DEL-SFO).
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