Although United’s inaugural flight from San Francisco to Munich departed California on 24 May the return flight departed Bavaria the following day. In Munich there was a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the event. United already serves Munich with daily flights from Chicago, Houston, Newark and Washington.
- United Airlines has launched daily flights between San Francisco (SFO) and Munich (MUC). The 9,432-kilometre route will be flown using the airline’s 787-8s. Star Alliance partner Lufthansa already operates a daily service between the two cities. For United this becomes its fifth route to the Bavarian capital as it already flies daily from Chicago, Houston, Newark and Washington. This new seasonal service will operate until 4 September. United now serves 87 destinations non-stop from San Francisco, of which 25 are outside of the US. Apart from Munich, United also serves Frankfurt in Germany with double-daily flights this summer.