United will start nonstop service to China four-times weekly between San Francisco and Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport beginning October 21.

The US carrier currently operates four weekly flights between San Francisco and Shanghai with a stop in Seoul, but starting from October 21, the airline will no longer be required to stop in the South Korean capital.

United will fly four weekly nonstop flights with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from San Francisco to Shanghai on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Customers traveling from Shanghai will return to San Francisco on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

“United continues playing a critical role in keeping people and global supply chains connected to Shanghai and to cities around the world,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network and Alliances.

“We look forward to resuming nonstop service and offering our customers greater convenience and shorter flight times between San Francisco and Shanghai.”

United service to Shanghai*

Flight

Depart

Day

Time

Arrive

Time

UA 857

San Francisco

Weds., Fri.,
Sat., Sun.

11:50 a.m.

Shanghai

4:30 p.m.+1 day

UA 858

Shanghai

Mon., Tues.,
Fri., Sun.

1:30 p.m.

San Francisco

9:30 a.m.

* Schedule times subject to change