San Francisco is more accessible to international travelers than ever before thanks to the many new flights connecting SFO with cities around the world. Here are some of the new routes you can explore this year.
Aer Lingus Re-Opens San Francisco–Dublin Route
Ireland’s national airline resumed non-stop service between San Francisco and Dublin five times per week in April 2014. This is the only non-stop flight to the western United States offered by the airline. The route was discontinued in 2009 due to the airline downsizing resulting from the economic recession, leaving no other direct service available between the two cities. Among the reasons for re-opening the route is the significant amount of business investment from Silicon Valley in Dublin.
United Offers Additional Service Between China, Taiwan and SFO
There are more flight options between SFO and Taiwan and China, thanks to expanded Trans-Pacific service by United this year.
In March 2014 the airline resumed service between SFO and Taipei. United flights between the two cities were originally scheduled to resume last year, but were delayed by issues with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.
United Airlines also launched new service to Chengdu, the fourth largest city in China, in June 2014. The new route makes United the first U.S. airline to serve Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan province, which is located in the middle of the country, with service three times per week between Chengdu and San Francisco.