United Airlines has asked the US government for permission to operate seasonal flights in 2016 between San Francisco and Xi’an, China. The transpacific service would be operated 3X-weekly with Boeing 787s from May 8 to Oct. 27, 2016, United said in a statement. Located in the interior part of northwest China, Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi province. United vice chairman and chief revenue officer Jim Compton said recently that United’s San Francisco-Chengdu 787-8 flights, ...

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