San Francisco-Chengdu Non-stop Flight to Be Launched on June 9, 2014

How long does it take for a plane flying over the Pacific to Chengdu, China from San Francisco, United States? It will soon be shortened to about 14 hours, as the first non-stop flight between these two cities will be launched on 9 June 2014 by United Airlines.

This flight will use the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft with a total of 219 seats, and firstly takes off from San Francisco International Airport and arrives at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. The non-stop flight will save at least 4 hours off for a round trip, considered a good chance for both a business trip and a leisure trip to explore the charm of Chengdu.  

 Giant panda in Chengdu
The giant panda is making a face.

Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China, is one of the most important cities for business and tourism in China. Many people came for the giant panda as the city is the hometown of this cute animal. Besides, the scenic Mt. Emei, the world's biggest Buddha colossus, delicious traditional Sichuan food, etc. are also regarded as the lures for tourists around the world.  

  Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Spot

The world's biggest colossus in the Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Spot


Related information about the flight schedule:

Flight no.


 Departure/Arrival time (all local time)

Travel time



Chengdu - San Francisco

 9:50 / 8:40

 13 hr 50 min

 Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 June 2014


San Francisco - Chengdu

 13:25 / 18:40 (+1 day)

 14 hr 15 min

 Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 9 June 2014

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