UNITED during the weekend of 14JUN14’s schedule update has uploaded its planned 2nd Boeing 787-9 International route (to date). From 05MAR15, UNITED plans to operate Boeing 787-9 aircraft on 4 of 7 weekly Los Angeles – Shanghai Pu Dong route, replacing -8. By 08MAY15, UNITED plans to operate daily 787-9 service on this route.
The following schedule is effective 29MAR15 to 03MAY15.
UA198 LAX1310 – 1745+1PVG 789 x257
UA198 LAX1310 – 1745+1PVG 788 257
UA199 PVG2025 – 1700LAX 789 x136
UA199 PVG2025 – 1700LAX 788 136
Daily 787-9 service begins from 08MAY15, from LAX.
Note this route was not included in Airline Route‘s report of “UNITED W14 International Operation changes as of 14JUN14”, posted on 14JUN14. The post includes the update of UNITED’s planned Boeing 787-8 operation on Houston – Frankfurt route, starting 05MAR15. In addition, the Star Alliance member’s planned new Houston – Santiago de Chile service from 07DEC14, is to be operated 2-class Boeing 767-300ER, not 3-class. However, the airline currently displays F-class inventory in the GDS.