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United Airlines to Launch Nonstop San Francisco-Nagoya Service

United Airlines today announced it will
begin offering daily, nonstop service between San Francisco
International Airport and the new Central Japan International Airport,
opening in February 2005 near Nagoya, Japan.Flights open for sale on
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, with service from San Francisco to Nagoya
beginning June 1, 2005, and service from Nagoya to San Francisco
beginning June 3, 2005. 
“We are pleased to offer travelers a convenient, nonstop international
route between two important business and leisure destinations in the
U.S. and Japan,” said Graham Atkinson, senior vice president of
United’s worldwide sales and alliances.  “Our service to Nagoya, the
third-largest city in Japan, brings an attractive option to cargo
customers as well.  The route will provide easy connections to other
cities in Japan with our Star Alliance partner All Nippon Airways.”
“As the only airline to offer nonstop service between San Francisco and
Nagoya, United is enhancing its already industry-leading offering
between the U.S. and Asia Pacific,” Atkinson added. 
United offers more flights between the 50 United States and Asia
Pacific than any other airline.  From San Francisco, United’s largest
international gateway on the West Coast, United offers daily, nonstop
service to seven Asia-Pacific destinations - Beijing, Hong Kong,
Shanghai, Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney; three cities in Europe -
Frankfurt, London and Paris; and to Mexico City, Calgary and Vancouver
in North America.  Other destinations United serves in the Asia-Pacific
region are Singapore, Bangkok, Taipei and Melbourne.
Flight 831 will depart San Francisco at 1:30 p.m. and arrive in Nagoya
the following day at 4:40 p.m.  From Nagoya, flight 830 will depart at
3:40 p.m. and then arrive in San Francisco the same day at 9:25 a.m. 
Flight timings are subject to change.
United will operate the flights with a Boeing 777 aircraft that seats
258 passengers, 12 in United First ®, 49 in United Business ® and 197
in United Economy.
United, United Express and Ted operate more than 3,500 flights a day on
a route network that spans the globe.  News releases and other
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