United Airlines has today announced it’s kicking off a daily, nonstop service between Sydney and its Houston hub, rivalling a certain other airline that flies into Houston.
United will operate the route on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners between Australia and three US hubs.
The new flight, beginning on January 20, 2018 (northbound), subject to government approval, offers travellers from Sydney convenient access to Houston as well as many other cities across the US and Latin America.
This flight marks United’s third direct route from Sydney to the US, with the other routes providing direct daily nonstop access to United’s West Coast hubs in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The flight will also be United’s second longest route operated, just behind Singapore to Los Angeles, which will launch this October.
“At United we are proud to offer our customers the world’s most comprehensive route network and this new flight helps to bolster that offering further,” said Marcel Fuchs, United’s Vice President of Atlantic and Pacific Sales.
“We are committed to the Australian market and this addition is proof of that.
“We look forward to offering travellers flying on this route, and all of our other direct routes from Australia, with a faster and more convenient travel experience.”
“We are delighted to provide travellers from Sydney with unparalleled easy access to the U.S. and beyond through this new route launch,” added Alison Espley, Managing Director of Japan and Pacific Sales.
“United carefully planned this route with the convenience and comfort of our customers in mind so that we may provide them with a premier inflight service.”
Sydney-Houston Flight Schedule
Flight UA 100 will depart Sydney Airport at 11:50 a.m. daily, arriving at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport at 10:35 a.m. the same day.
The return flight, UA 101 will depart Houston at 8:00 p.m. daily, arriving in Sydney at 6:30 a.m. two days later (all times local).
Flying time will be approximately 15 hours and 45 minutes (northbound) and 17 hours and 30 minutes (southbound).
United has timed arrival to Houston to provide optimal connections to more than 70 cities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.