UNITED on 29AUG13 has submitted application to the US Department of Transportation, seeking permission to operate San Francisco – Chengdu service. In the application, the Star Alliance member says it plans to operate this route 3 times a week, starting 11JUN14. In UA press release, the launch date claimed to be 09JUN14. The Press Release also says it plans to operate this route with Boeing 787.
Proposed schedule as follow.
UA008 SFO1335 – 1850+1CTU 788 136
UA009 CTU1000 – 0850SFO 788 135