United Airlines today launched daily nonstop service from San Francisco to Paris, connecting Bay Area travelers to the City of Light and strengthening the airline's largest West Coast hub.
"We are excited to offer customers new service between two of the world's most culturally and economically diverse cities," said John Slater, United's vice president of sales – Americas. "Our customers tell us that they value convenient, nonstop service to top business and leisure destinations throughout the globe, and the launch of today's flight reflects our commitment to meeting our customers' needs."
"We are thrilled about United's new nonstop service between San Francisco and Paris," said Joe D'Allesandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association. "France is one of San Francisco's most important and fastest growing international markets, and this new service will increase our competitiveness and give potential visitors a new option to visit California."
San Francisco to Paris Service
Flight 990 departs San Francisco daily at 2:45 p.m. and arrives at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 10:45 a.m. the next day. For the return, flight 991 departs Paris at 10:05 a.m. and arrives in San Francisco at 1 p.m. the same day. (All times are local.)
United operates this new service with Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which offer 30 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst, 49 seats in United Economy Plus and 135 seats in United Economy. The BusinessFirst cabin includes 15.4-inch touchscreen monitors for personal on-demand entertainment, electrical and USB outlets, iPod jacks and five-course meals with fine wines. Seats in Economy Plus offer customers more legroom to stretch out and relax. Each seat in United Economy features a 9-inch touchscreen with personal on-demand entertainment, and all rows include access to electrical outlets.
United in San Francisco
San Francisco is United's largest West Coast hub. With approximately 9,000 employees in the Bay Area, United offers nearly 300 flights a day from San Francisco International Airport, more than any other airline, including nearly 30 daily nonstop flights to more than 15 international destinations.
United also operates an extensive maintenance center at San Francisco International Airport, where the airline's technicians are completing a multi-year project to upgrade the airline's cabins with new interiors, flat-bed seats and personal on-demand entertainment in United Global First and United BusinessFirst, and new entertainment systems for customers in United Economy. United's San Francisco-based technicians are also outfitting the airline's fleet with satellite Wi-Fi.