United Airlines and Air China Expand Code-Sharing to Offer Customers More Flight Choices between China and the U.S.
United Airlines and Air China, members of Star Alliance, today announced plans to expand their code-sharing cooperation, covering an additional 22 routes in the China and U.S. markets. With this expansion, United and Air China will codeshare together on more than 110 routes, offering customers the most comprehensive route network between the U.S. and China.
Air China will place its CA code on United-operated flights on 12 additional U.S. domestic routes: from Los Angeles toDallas/DFW, Cleveland, Tucson, San Antonio, New York/Newark and Seattle; from San Francisco to Salt Lake Cityand Austin; from Washington, D.C./Dulles to Columbus and Tampa; and from Houston/Bush Intercontinental to Tampaand Nashville. United will place its UA code on Air China-operated flights on 10 additional domestic routes in China: from Beijing to Mianyang, Taiyuan, Sanya, Shanghai Hongqiao, Yinchuan, Xining, Liuzhou, Haikou and Lanzhou; and from Shanghai Pudong to Yinchuan.
These new code-sharing routes will be open for sale from today, June 2, 2015.
Air China and United have enjoyed a successful cooperative relationship since 2003.
Air China in the U.S.
Air China has six gateways in the U.S.: New York/JFK, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston/Bush Intercontinental,Washington, D.C./Dulles and Honolulu.
United in China
United began nonstop service to China in 1986 and today serves Beijing with nonstop flights from Chicago, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington/Dulles; Shanghai with nonstop flights from Chicago, Guam, Los Angeles,New York/Newark and San Francisco; Chengdu with nonstop flights from San Francisco; and Hong Kong with nonstop flights from Chicago, Guam, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City.
United’s San Francisco hub is America’s leading trans-Pacific gateway.