Star Alliance member United Airlines has increased the frequency on the Seoul Incheon (ICN)–San Francisco (SFO) route from seven flights weekly to 12 flights weekly on April 24.

Furthermore, the airline will expand the service to 14 flights weekly, effective June 2.

The newly expanded service will provide travellers in Korea with more connecting options to more locations in the mainland US, Canada, and Latin America.

Walter Dias, regional director of Greater China, Korea, and Southeast Asia, said: “The newly-expanded Incheon-San Francisco service offers easy and smooth connections to about 70 destinations in the mainland US, Canada and Latin America including popular cities such as Cancun, Chicago, Mexico City, New York, and Washington DC via our hub in San Francisco.”

He added: “As a part of United Next, we took a unique strategy during the pandemic and decided to retain all widebody fleet and keep pilots in place to make sure we can quickly bounce back when the pandemic ends. As a result, United has already exceeded pre-pandemic flight operations in the Korea market.”

United’s new Incheon-San Francisco service

The new flight UA806 will leave ICN every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1135 and will arrive in SFO at 0615 the same day.

The return flight, UA805, will depart SFO every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 2345 and will arrive in ICN at 0420 two days later.

All flights will be on United’s Boeing 777-200ER aircraft offering 50 seats in the United Polaris business cabin, 24 seats in the United Premium Plus cabin, and 202 seats in the United Economy cabin.

United’s San Francisco Hub

San Francisco is United’s largest hub on the US West Coast and a gateway to Asia-Pacific. United operates more than 200 daily departures from San Francisco International Airport, taking customers to more than 100 destinations around the globe, including the most international service with flights to 26 different international cities.

The hub currently offers direct flights to more than 10 Asia-Pacific destinations including Auckland, Brisbane, Haneda/Tokyo, Incheon/Seoul, Melbourne, Narita/Tokyo, Papeete/Tahiti, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, and Taipei.