Tahiti becomes 13th international route for United Airlines in 2017

United Airlines (UAL), the carrier in the San Francisco Bay Area, has announced it will begin service between San Francisco and Pape´ete, the capital of Tahiti, the South Pacific´s gateway to more than 118 islands in French Polynesia including Bora Bora, Moorea, the Marquesas and Raiatea, the company said.

United is the only US carrier offering nonstop service to Tahiti from the mainland United States. Tickets are now available for purchase.

United´s service from San Francisco will connect customers to the South Pacific´s most pristine waters, white sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons, coral atolls and volcanic mountain peaks. Visitors to the islands experience a tropical paradise and countless spaces to relax and reconnect in natural beauty and authentic French Polynesian island culture.

United will operate nonstop service, three times weekly with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft between its San Francisco hub and Fa´a´Ä International Airport (PPT), beginning Oct. 30, 2018, through March 28, 2019, subject to government approval.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 337 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world´s most comprehensive route network, including US mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 751 mainline aircraft and the airline´s United Express carriers operate 489 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com.