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United Airlines Becomes First US Airline To Have Nonstop Direct Flight To The Philippines

United Airlines’ first US-PH direct flight

Good news for tourists and OFWs traveling between the US and the Philippines! Travel just got a whole lot easier.

On 29th October, United Airlines began offering direct flights from the US to the Philippines and vice versa. This makes it the first US airline to have nonstop US-PH flights.

Daily non-stop flights

United Airlines direct US-PH
United’s maiden SFO-MNL flight arriving in NAIA on 30th October.
Image credit: Ninoy Aquino International Airport via Facebook

United Airlines’ direct flights follow the Manila-San Francisco route and will operate daily. The airline will use its largest aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER.

Before United, our flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, was the only airline that offered direct flights to and from San Francisco.

Expanded operations in Asia

United Airlines nonstop US-PH
Image credit: Ninoy Aquino International Airport via Facebook

On top of its US-Ph nonstop flight, United Airlines is also enhancing its services to other Asian destinations. On 28th October, it introduced daily flights from Los Angeles to Hong Kong and resumed daily services between Los Angeles and Narita, Japan.

In addition, United increased flight frequencies between San Francisco and Taipei to twice daily from October 29, catering to increased demand for travel between these locations.

Traveling between the US and PH can now be a breeze

Going between the US and the Philippines will now be a lot faster with United Airlines’ nonstop Manila-San Francisco flight. This is great news not only for OFWs but also for those whose families are based in the US.

Not only that but direct flights also mean there’s need to worry about catching your connecting flight.

If you’re visiting the Philippines for the holidays, read this list of Filipino Christmas traditions. For destinations you can check out year-round, here’s an ultimate guide for things to do in Metro Manila.

Cover image adapted from: Ninoy Aquino International Airport via Facebook