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United Is Launching New Flights To Australia And New Zealand

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United Airlines is taking over the world. With their recent announcement of new international routes this summer, they are now adding even more for winter.

The massively popular airline is making history with the biggest expansion ever in the South Pacific.

couple on a hike in New Zealand

New flights will be added from multiple U.S. cities to the magnificent countries of New Zealand and Australia. 

With dozens of flights between the countries each week, United is at the helm for almost half of all U.S. flights to Australia and New Zealand this winter.

This will make United the clear-cut winner for the most flights to this region, with more than any other domestic airline combined.

What makes this expansion even more exciting is the partnerships with Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia. 

australia coastline

Taking a trip to either country can be a perfect gateway to connect to over 50 other destinations in the region on any of these airlines.

Those looking for a trip of a lifetime should check out their options this winter on United’s official website or app, as tickets are already on sale!

Where is United Flying In Australia?

United has been a major player in Australia’s skies, but they will be increasing their workload. 

The Chicago-based airline will be flying to the top cities of Australia:

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  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Sydney


Melbourne already has a busy schedule with 14 weekly trips from the West Coast. Beginning in late October, United will be upgrading to the luxe Boeing 777-300ER model.

This aircraft will only be made available for the San Francisco-Melbourne route, leaving the only other route of Los Angeles-Melbourne using its current plane.

This upgrade to the 777-300ER will open up at least 65% more seats for travelers to experience the Land Down Under.

sleeping koala in Sydney


As of late last year, United has already been flying to Brisbane but some changes are being made.

Beginning November 29, routes to Brisbane direct from Los Angeles will be offered 3 times per week on a luxury Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The Dreamliner will allow the number of jet setters to triple to Brisbane compared to the previous winter travel season.

This update will make United the biggest carrier between the United States and Brisbane. Additionally, the airline will continue flying from San Francisco to Brisbane as well.

More flights will be added beginning October 28.

united plane on runway in Los Angeles


When you think of Australia, you can’t not think of Sydney! The good news for travelers looking to visit this amazing city is there will be a significant increase in United’s flight schedule.

Starting on October 28, San Francisco will have two daily flights to Sydney on Boeing 777-300ER 

Where Can Travelers Fly In New Zealand With United Airlines?

New Zealand is a magnificent country with beauty at every turn. Travelers should be thrilled to know that getting there just got easier and much more convenient!

secluded beach in New Zealand

United will offer flights to the cities of:

  • Christchurch
  • Auckland


United will launch the first-ever nonstop route to the southern island city of Christchurch from San Francisco. This route is set to begin on December 1.

Passengers can enjoy the finest amenities onboard a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner for this route.

tourist at New Zealand volcano


United will continue to hoist the trophy as the number one U.S. airline to service Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand.

Travelers wanting to reach Auckland on United will have more opportunities with an increased schedule from Los Angeles.

The new options will have 4 weekly flights with plans to continue offering year-round service on the immaculate Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner model.

United does have tickets on sale for the winter season, but it is important to note these updated flight plans are subject to government approval.

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Wednesday 19th of April 2023

More interested in the QANTAS non stop flights from Sydney to New York and to London. These will be real game changers.