United Airlines will operate a second non-stop flight between Hong Kong and San Francisco from October, giving passengers a red eye option in both directions between the two cities.

The new service will be flown by a B777-200ER, which features United’s newest Polaris business class seat product and service, as well as its Premium Plus premium economy product.

United wants to offer customers “more flexibility and convenience”, said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of international network.

The new flight schedule is as follows:

Hong Kong (HKG) – San Francisco (SFO) schedule (effective Oct 26)
Flight Frequency Dep. Time Time Aircraft
UA 869 Daily SFO – HKG 1315 2020 (+1) B777-200ER
UA 877 (New) Mon/Wed/Sat SFO – HKG 2305 0610 (+2) B777-200ER
Tue/Thu/Fri/Sun 2250 0555 (+2)
UA 862 Daily HKG – SFO 1220 0840 B777-200ER
UA 878 (New) Daily HKG – SFO 2230 1850 B777-200ER

This year, United started non-stop seasonal service from San Francisco to Amsterdam; and extended Auckland, New Zealand and Tahiti, French Polynesia services to year-round. The airline also began a second daily flight to Seoul, South Korea and twice-daily service to Toronto, Canada. In October, United will begin seasonal non-stop service to Melbourne, Australia and new seasonal service to New Delhi in December.

With these new routes, the airline will serve 29 international destinations from San Francisco, including eight cities in EuropeIndia and the Middle East; seven in North America; and 14 in Asia and Oceania.

Tickets for the new evening flights between Hong Kong and San Fransisco are now available for purchase.

You can read a recent interview with United’s managing director for Greater China and Korea Walter Dias here.