[photopress:travel_United_Airlines.jpg,full,alignright]United Airlines will soon be the first U.S. carrier to offer daily, nonstop service between San Francisco and Guangzhou. This brings to six the number of daily nonstop flights United provides to China, including daily nonstop flights to Beijing from San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C.; and daily nonstop flights to Shanghai from Chicago and San Francisco. United is the first U.S. carrier to provide nonstop service to Guangzhou.
The San Francisco to Guangzhou service will begin in spring of 2008.
Some facts which make it an intelligent route decision:
California has more China-bound passengers than any other state; more than one-third of all U.S. travelers to China are from California.
California alone accounts for over 57% of all U.S. traffic to Guangzhou.
San Francisco metropolitan area has more traffic to Guangzhou than any other metropolitan area without nonstop service to Guangzhou.
United Airlines operates more than 3,600 flights a day to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 855 destinations in 155 countries worldwide.
Source: CNN: Money http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/AQTU18925092007-1.htm