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United Airlines Announces Largest South Pacific Expansion Ever, More Flights to the U.S.

This Winter, United Airlines will be offering more flights between the U.S. and Australia and the U.S. and New Zealand than any other carrier in the world – with 66 flights per week (almost 40% more flights than northern winter last year). Great news for some of us who have relatives abroad, but more importantly, travellers who are looking to make the most of the United States’ great national parks, monuments, and resorts.

The news comes as United Airlines announces their first nonstop flight between San Francisco and Christchurch that’s set to commence on December 1 of this year. Adding to their expansive list of direct flights from Los Angeles to Brisbane and Auckland while increasing service to the region from its San Francisco hub with daily flights to Brisbane, twice daily flights to Sydney and larger aircraft to Melbourne.

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United Airlines announces their first nonstop flight between San Francisco and Christchurch | Image: United Airlines

Key Changes to United Airlines South Pacific Routes

These are the key changes and improvements United Airlines is taking in the South Pacific region.

Flying from San Francisco to Sydney and Brisbane

  • Starting October 28, United will offer daily flights between San Francisco and Brisbane on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
  • They’ll also fly twice daily between San Francisco and Sydney on Boeing 777-300ERs starting October 28.

Flying from Los Angeles to Brisbane

  • United became the only airline to offer direct flights between Brisbane and San Francisco.
  • United will add to this service with three weekly Los Angles-Brisbane flights on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Flying from San Francisco or Los Angeles to Melbourne

  • Largest airline from the U.S. to Melbourne, increasing from ten to fourteen weekly roundtrip flights.
  • Starting October 28, United will deploy its largest aeroplane on flights between San Francisco-Melbourne.
  • The 777-300ER will add nearly 100 daily seats to each departure, offering 65% more seats to Melbourne.

Flying from Los Angeles to Auckland

  • Adding four weekly flights from Los Angeles.
  • Only U.S. carrier to serve Auckland year-round with its existing service from San Francisco.
  • United will fly its Los Angeles to Auckland route on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, starting October 28.

Flying from San Francisco to Christchurch

  • First direct San Francisco-Christchurch service.
  • United is the only airline to offer direct flights between the U.S. and New Zealand’s South Island.
  • Three times weekly on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
  • United Airlines will be nearly 70% larger in New Zealand than in 2019.

These new routes will offer unparalleled connectivity says Patrick Quayle, Senior Vice President of Global Network Planning and Alliances, “This past winter, United enhanced our network and became the largest carrier to the South Pacific region. Now, this upcoming winter, we will expand even further… Our strong partnerships with Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia provide unparalleled connectivity, and with our historic expansion across five destinations in New Zealand and Australia, United is the clear choice for customers’ travel to the region.”

Tickets are now on sale via the airline’s mobile app and on United.com at the link below.

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United Airlines announces their first nonstop flight between San Francisco and Christchurch | Image: United Airlines

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Ben McKimm
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Ben McKimm

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a Bachelor's Degree (Media, Technology and the Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the automotive, technology and fashion world. Turning his passion and expertise into a Journalist position at Man of Many where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. Conducting car reviews on both the road and track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology and employing a vast knowledge in the space of fashion and sneakers to his work. One day he hopes to own his own brand.