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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterOn 12 February 2016, United Airlines celebrates 30 years of proudly offering customers consistent and convenient access between Australia and the United States, since the inaugural flight UA815 from Los Angeles landed at Sydney on 12 February 1986. Today, United offers Australian customers more than 200 daily connections via its San Francisco and Los Angeles hubs to over 90 destinations across the U.S.Julie Reid, United’s Director of Australia and New Zealand Sales, said: “Australia continues to be one of the most important international markets for United. Whether through our extensive flight network, our award-winning frequent flyer program or our customer-empowering technology, we are committed to continuing our investment in this region and re-emphasising our dedication to our Australian customers. We’re already looking forward to celebrating our 60th anniversary!”In 2016, United not only celebrates its 30th anniversary of serving Australia but also becomes an all-Dreamliner airline on the trans-Pacific route. United will replace the current Boeing 777-200 aircraft with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for flights between Sydney and both Los Angeles and San Francisco, effective 27 March and 28 March 2016 respectively. The Boeing 787-9 already operates the airline’s Melbourne-Los Angeles nonstop service.United’s commitment to the region was underlined with the announcement in October 2015 that it will launch nonstop Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flights between Auckland and San Francisco on 3 July 2016 (eastbound), subject to government approval.The 787 Dreamliner is revolutionising the flying experience for United customers and crews while delivering unprecedented operating efficiency, comfort and lower emissions. Customers experience greater comfort with improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and enhanced ventilation systems, among other passenger-friendly features.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img

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