United Airlines launches new route to RDU from San Francisco

Cake of the Week: United’s San Francisco to Raleigh-Durham

We have a cake! San Francisco International Airport have sent us this picture of the giant cake baked to see off the first flight to Raleigh-Durham. It looks yummy!

We have a cake! San Francisco International Airport have sent us this picture of the giant cake baked to see off the first flight to Raleigh-Durham. It looks yummy!

Enthusiastic RDU employees welcomed United from San Francisco with breakfast pastries and coffee, which is the closest we get to a cake this week. Governor Bev Perdue then spoke to the gathered crowd, celebrating that the important route for the first time is served non-stop.

  • United Airlines launched a new domestic route on 14 August between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU) – a city pair that remarkably has never before been connected non-stop, in spite of the considerable demand and strong business links between the two regions. US DOT O&D data (through Diio Mi) reveals that 800 passengers a day already travel between RDU and California. The new 3,860-kilometre transcontinental route is now operated daily with 154-seat 737-800 aircraft. This is the second route between Raleigh-Durham and California after Delta’s three flights a week from Los Angeles.

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