United Airlines (UA) will restart flights between San Francisco and Taipei with a daily service operated by a B777-200ER, effective April 9, 2013. The route has been suspended since September 1, 2008 due to its poor profitability caused by high oil prices. But having merged with Continental (see story here), the carrier has a more diverse fleet and is able to better match aircraft to routes, and resurrect those previously deemed commercially unviable.
Schedule and reservation of the resumed service will become available in global distribution system (GDS) once government approval is received. The B777-200ER that is to fly this route has 269 seats, with eight in United Global First, 40 in United Business First, 221 in United Economy, as well as 113 in Economy Plus that provide extra legroom.
For more information, visit www.united.com.