United will bolster longhaul service from its Chicago hub with new service to Tel Aviv and a resumption of service to Hong Kong.
New Chicago – Tel Aviv Service On United
Starting in September, subject to government approval, United will launch new service between the Windy City and Tel Aviv. The new service will operate three times per week (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday) on a Boeing 787-9. Here’s the schedule:
- OUTBOUND – Depart Chicago (ORD) 6:30PM – Arrive Tel Aviv (TLV) 1:45PM
- INBOUND – Depart Tel Aviv (TLV) 12:50AM – Arrive Chicago (ORD) 5:30AM
United also serves Tel Aviv from Newark (flights already resumed), San Francisco (flights resume on July 8th), and Washington Dulles (flights resume in October).
United Restores Chicago – Hong Kong Service
United’s decision to abandon its longstanding Chicago – Hong Kong route was a surprise last year, but in perhaps an even greater surprise is that United plans to resume ORD-HKG service this autumn. Unlike in the past, however, it will only be once per week. The flight will depart Chicago on Sundays and return from Hong Kong on Tuesdays utilizing a Boeing 777-300ER.
- OUTBOUND – Depart Chicago (ORD) 2:00PM – Arrive Hong Kong 6:40PM
- INBOUND – Depart Hong Kong (HKG) 10:30AM – Arrive Chicago (ORD) 12:30PM
United will continue to operate its San Francisco – Hong Kong flight five times weekly.
It’s a tad surprising to see United announce a brand new route during this extended pandemic, but Tel Aviv has proven a profitable market. Even more surprising is the return of Chicago – Hong Kong.
Are you happy to see the return of Chicago – Hong Kong service and the new route to Tel Aviv?