..


Travel

  • Written by Eloise Hurley Wellington


SYDNEY, Feb. 12, 2016 - United Airlines today celebrates 30 years of proudly offering customers consistent and convenient access between Australia and the United States, since the inaugural flight UA815 from Los Angeles landed at Sydney on February 12, 1986. Today,United offers Australian customers more than 200 daily connections via its San Francisco and Los Angeles hubs to over 90 destinations across the U.S.

Alison Espley, United’s Managing Director of Japan and Pacific Sales, said: “We’ve proven over the last three decades that we are committed to the Australian market and to ensuring that we deliver flyer-friendly services to our customers. As we celebrate this great milestone, we thank our customers and business partners in Australia for their continued support. We also recognise and thank our dedicated employees for their outstanding work, without which this achievement would not be possible.”

Julie Reid, United’s Director of Australia and New Zealand Sales, said: “Australia continues to be one of the most important international markets for United. Whether through our extensive flight network, our award-winning frequent flyer program or our customer-empowering technology, we are committed to continuing our investment in this region and re-emphasising our dedication to our Australian customers. We’re already looking forward to celebrating our 60th anniversary!”

In 2016, United not only celebrates its 30th anniversary of serving Australia but also becomes an all-Dreamliner airline on the trans-Pacific route. United will replace the current Boeing 777-200 aircraft with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for flights between Sydney and both Los Angeles and San Francisco, effective March 27 and March 28, 2016 respectively. The Boeing 787-9 already operates the airline’s Melbourne-Los Angeles nonstop service.

United’s commitment to the region was underlined with the announcement in October 2015 that it will launch nonstop Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flights between Auckland and San Francisco on July 3, 2016 (eastbound), subject to government approval.

The 787 Dreamliner is revolutionising the flying experience for United customers and crews while delivering unprecedented operating efficiency, comfort and lower emissions. Customers experience greater comfort with improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and enhanced ventilation systems, among other passenger-friendly features.    

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of nearly 5,000 flights a day to 342 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 700 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 20 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. Approximately 84,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

Winter In Rotorua: Things To Do

While many travelers consider the summer months to be the prime traveling season, there are thousands and thousands of travelers who love to take to their campervan hire australia journeys when the ...

Discover Hong Kong Your Way With Ecruising

From July – November 2018, Ecruising in partnership with Hong Kong Tourism and Royal Caribbean, including Azamara and Celebrity Cruises are offering travellers new and exclusive cruising itinerari...

Save on the ultimate family escape at AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI

Re-connect, relax and refresh with a school holiday break that’ll win over the whole family   SYDNEY, Australia – July 2018:  The luxury integrated AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI, overlooking beautifu...

Discover Safari Luxury in the Barossa

BAROSSA, SA:  Getaways to Australia's most famous wine region are about to reach a new level of eco-luxe, with the launch of luxury glamping tents at Discovery Parks – Barossa Nestled within a priv...

The Whitsundays Offers Winter Escapes Packed With Plenty of Value!

Tourism Whitsundays today launched its 'Escape Winter in the Whitsundays' campaign, which comprises some of the most amazing Whitsunday holiday deals ever offered. Visitors can save up to 50 per cent ...

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore transforms into a car lover's dream

Concours judging of vintage and classic cars from the region; gala events; charity drives with panoramic views; art exhibitions; live music performances and a feast of local gastronomic delights acr...

Politics

Union demands paint a bleak future under Shorten

It’s time for Bill Shorten to come clean and rule out extreme changes to Australia’s industrial relations laws that would wind the clock back to the strike-torn Whitlam era.   As the ACTU prepares...

Doorstop at AKD Sawmill with Trevor Ruthenberg, LNP Candidate for Longman

MR TREVOR RUTHENBERG, LNP CANDIDATE FOR LONGMAN: Well morning folks. Welcome to Caboolture, welcome to Longman. This is a fantastic day for local jobs. This is a fantastic day for our community. ...

Australia’s resource and energy export figures are on track to set a new record

Resources and energy exports setting NEW records   Australia’s resource and energy export figures are on track to set a new record of $226 billion in 2017–18 – and go even higher this year – accor...

Business News

What is the best structure to use when starting up a business

Coco Hou, tax specialist and accountant, has shared her advice for people who are starting up their own businesses, setting up side gigs, or moving into consultancy work. The start of the new financ...

Leading Employment Firm in WA 2018

Only a certain few start their careers as the boss. For most of us, we get employed by companies and in most cases, we never really find the need to hire employment lawyers. But if we do, hiring an ...

Hertz collaborates with UbiPark to develop simpler mobility solution

Today, smart parking solutions provider UbiPark and leading vehicle rental brand Hertz Australia have announced a strategic collaboration to develop smarter mobility solutions. The collaboration ...

You might also like