Travel boost: United Airlines resuming San Francisco to Hong Kong flights

by James Wilkinson

In a major travel boost, United Airlines is set to resume its daily nonstop services from San Francisco to Hong Kong on March 3, 2023.

The service is the first United passenger flight service to and from Hong Kong since the global pandemic began in 2020 and return flights from Hong Kong will recommence three days later on March 6, 2023.

“We’re thrilled to be able to return to Hong Kong after nearly three years enabling us to provide our Hong Kong customers with our convenient daily nonstop service to San Francisco again,” said United’s Regional Director of Sales for Greater China, Korea and Southeast Asia, Walter Dias.

“Our early-morning San Francisco arrival time and late-evening San Francisco departure time will offer more than 70 one-stop destinations in the mainland U.S., Canada and Latin America via our hub in San Francisco.

“We have nearly 40 years of long history in the Hong Kong market and our commitment to the market remains unchanged,” he said.

Flight UA862 will leave HKG at 12:20 p.m. daily and will arrive in SFO at 8:45 a.m. the same day. The return flight, UA877, will depart SFO at 10:40 p.m. daily and will arrive in HKG at 6:00 a.m. two days later.

All flights will be operated by the B777-300ER aircraft offering 60 seats in the United Polaris business cabin, 24 seats in the United Premium Plus cabin, and 266 seats in the United Economy cabin.


San Francisco is United’s largest hub airport on the U.S. West Coast and a gateway to Asia-Pacific.

United operates more than 200 daily departures from San Francisco International Airport, taking customers to more than 100 destinations around the globe, including the most international service with flights to 26 different international cities.

The hub currently offers direct flights to more than 10 Asia-Pacific destinations including Auckland (New Zealand), Brisbane, Haneda/Tokyo, Incheon/Seoul, Melbourne, Narita/Tokyo, Papeete/Tahiti, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, and Taipei.