21 February 2014
United Continental Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: UAL) company United Airlines said it will introduce nonstop flights between its hub at Los Angeles International Airport and Melbourne, Australia, effective Oct. 26, 2014 (westbound), subject to government approval.
The airline will fly the route six times weekly with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. United is the North American launch customer for the 787-9, and this will be its first international deployment of the aircraft type.
United started service to Australia in 1979.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,300 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 195 countries via 28 member airlines. Its website is at united.com.