United Airlines seeks authority to increase New York/Shanghai service

United Airlines has announced it has submitted an application to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting the authority to increase service between New York/Newark Liberty and Shanghai Pudong beginning in June 2020, the company said.

If approved, United´s second daily flight will create new opportunities for customers to conveniently connect to Shanghai from more than 90 US and Canadian destinations served by United from New York/Newark.

United provides Chinese customers with an unmatched network of flights with convenient flight schedules to the US and beyond. United first began service to China in 1986 and has grown to operate more non-stop flights to more cities than any other US carrier, with a total of more than 90 weekly flights from the US to Greater China.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,700 flights a day to 356 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers.