United Unveils Largest-Ever Australia & New Zealand Expansion In US Aviation History

United just announced the largest-ever expansion between the US, Australia, and New Zealand. The expansion includes one brand-new destination in New Zealand, two new long flights, and additional flights on three existing routes.

The result is an astounding impact on travel between the US and the “down-under” countries, increasing the number of flights by nearly 40%.

This expansion will also make United Airlines the largest carrier between the US and the South Pacific.

A new partnership between United, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Australia made these additions possible to offer nearly 50 destinations in the region.

The brand new destination is a direct service flight from San Francisco to Christchurch, New Zealand that begins on December 1, 2023. This will be the first nonstop flight from the US to Christchurch since 2006.

United is also adding a second flight from San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand during the peak season and will connect Los Angeles to Auckland seasonally beginning October 28.

Furthermore, the airline will also add more services to Brisbane, Australia, adding flights from LA that begin November 29 and operate three times a week.

Flights from San Francisco to Sydney will also now be offered twice a day beginning October 28.

Check out United’s announcement of their expansion into Australia and New Zealand below:

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Danielle Levy

Danielle Levy is currently enrolled in University of San Diego’s MBA program with a concentration in Corporate Social Responsibility. She is the cohort representative, VP of Student Organizations for the Graduate Student Business Association, and Director of Operations for Net Impact. Danielle has several years of experience in the sustainability education world and has held various positions in human resources and intern management. She also worked at a local coffee shop for about 2 years. Danielle is passionate about the ties between sustainability and social impact. She spent 8 years in colorguard, including 3 international competitive seasons.

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