United Airlines is set to further boost its South Pacific network with the re-introduction of flights from San Francisco, California to Auckland, New Zealand from October 1, 2022.

The route will be operated by United’s Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner in a three-cabin configuration – with 44 United Polaris, 21 United Premium Plus and 253 United Economy seats – three times per week before being upgraded to a daily service on October 28.

United Airlines will fly the route from October 2022 to March 2023 and it follows on from the launch of flights from San Francisco to Brisbane, also during October, and the return of United to Melbourne from San Francisco recently.

United’s Senior Vice President of International Network and Alliances, Patrick Quayle, said the re-launch of Auckland flights was yet another significant moment for operations in the South Pacific, which has also seen the carrier become the first airline to add a new route – to Brisbane – between the US and Australia since the pandemic.

“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve looked for strategic ways to grow our international network, and we’re proud to be the first U.S. airline to put a new dot on our route map across the Pacific,” he said of the Brisbane launch.

All seats on the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner are equipped with seatback on-demand entertainment featuring hundreds of films, TV shows and more.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management