United Airlines today will launch its first-ever service between Los Angeles and Shanghai, China, with daily nonstop flights from the airline’s hub at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The new route provides a link between the second-largest city in the U.S. and mainland China’s center for finance and trade.
“United operates more routes from the U.S. to China than any other airline, and this new service is another step in the expansion of our U.S.-China network,” said Jim Compton, United’s executive vice president and chief revenue officer. “The new flights will offer customers additional convenient options for travel between the two countries.”
United began operating flights to China in 1986, and today, it has 11 daily nonstop flights to Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai from hubs in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington.