United to Add Pacific Routes

CHICAGO (Chicago Tribune/MCT) -

United Airlines announced plans Friday to expand its Pacific footprint this week by adding four new routes.

Chicago-based United said it will begin nonstop service six days a week between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia, using Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner. United is the launch customer in North America for the 787-9, and the Melbourne trip will be its first international use of the aircraft.

United said it also will begin daily flights between San Francisco and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, and will begin daily service between Guam and Seoul, South Korea, and twice-weekly service between Guam and Shanghai.