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UA 1: San Francisco – Singapore Takes Flight

United Airlines launches the only nonstop flights between San Francisco and Singapore using the world’s most advanced passenger airplane.  The new route between San Francisco and Singapore is the longest scheduled flight operated by any U.S. carrier, at 8,446 miles.

United Airlines today (6/1/2016) launches the only nonstop flights between the United States and Singapore, using the world’s most advanced passenger airplane, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, to operate the service from the airline’s San Francisco Pacific-gateway hub. The nonstop flights connecting the two financial and tech centers will save travelers up to four hours’ journey time each way compared with one-stop service.

Measured by distance, the new route between San Francisco and Singapore is the longest scheduled 787 flight operated by any airline, and the longest scheduled flight operated by any U.S. carrier, at 8,446 miles.

“Our nonstop service between San Francisco and Singapore further enhances our already unprecedented trans-Pacific route network and builds an even stronger gateway to the Pacific from our San Francisco hub,” said Jim Compton, United’s vice chairman and chief revenue officer.

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