United Airlines launches new global routes, reinstates Los Angeles-Sydney flights

by James Wilkinson

United Airlines is set to further expand its international schedule in September with new nonstop service three days a week between Chicago O’Hare and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport, a moved that comes alongside reinstating services between Chicago and Hong Kong as well as between Los Angeles and Sydney.

“Throughout 2020, United has been the only carrier to maintain continuous daily service between the U.S. and Australia as well as the U.S. and Israel,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network and Alliances.

“As we continue rebuilding our international network, we look forward to offering customers more opportunities to travel between the U.S. and Hong Kong, Sydney and Tel Aviv.”

Beginning in September, United will reinstate passenger service between Los Angeles and Sydney, which will be operated alongside the existing service between Sydney and San Francisco.

Throughout 2020, United has been the only carrier to maintain continuous daily, passenger service between the U.S. and Sydney from its San Francisco hub.

Beginning in September, United will operate one flight weekly between Chicago and Hong Kong. The airline currently operates five weekly flights between San Francisco and Hong Kong.

In addition to brand new service between Chicago and Tel Aviv, United is increasing its current Tel Aviv service from its New York/Newark hub in August from daily to 10 weekly flights, and will resume service between Washington, D.C. and Tel Aviv in October. On Wednesday, July 8, United also resumes its nonstop service between San Francisco and Tel Aviv three days a week.