United Airlines and Singapore Airport staff members celebrate the start of the Star Alliance member’s daily service to San Francisco. The airline becomes the only carrier to offer non-stop service between the two airports.
- United Airlines launched its longest sector on 1 June when it commenced flights between San Francisco (SFO) and Singapore (SIN). The 13,575-kilometre city pair will be flown daily by the airline’s 787-9 fleet. Marcel Fuchs, United Airlines’ VP of Atlantic & Pacific Sales, said: “United is excited about the potential for increased travel between Singapore and San Francisco, two cities that continue to develop apace as centres of commercial activity and as popular leisure destinations.” The Star Alliance carrier already serves Singapore from Chicago O’Hare, a route which operates via Hong Kong. United becomes the only airline to offer non-stop service between Singapore and San Francisco, with Singapore Airlines offering one-stop service to the Californian hub via Hong Kong and Seoul Incheon.