United Airlines resumes scheduled services between Singapore and San Francisco via Hong Kong on July 8 Wednesday (eastbound). The route is operated by the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with United Polaris Business Class, United Economy Plus and United Economy cabins.
[Update 9 July 2020]
United Airlines recent issued a statement with regards to cancellation of its flights to Hong Kong due to mandatory COVID-19 testing concerns. “Due to recent changes in testing protocol at Hong Kong International Airport, United flights to and from Hong Kong are suspended through July 10 westbound and their corresponding returns. We are currently assessing how this impacts our future operations.”
Customers in Singapore will be able to get to San Francisco via Hong Kong while Singapore – San Francisco direct flights remain suspended with no plans to resume at the moment.
|UA 877||Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat||SFO – HKG||1.40pm||6.56pm (+1 day)|
|(Eff. Jul. 6)||Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun||HKG – SIN||8.55pm||12.40am (+1 day)|
|UA 862||Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun||SIN – HKG||5.45am||9.25am|
|(Eff. Jul. 8)||Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun||HKG – SFO||11.30am||9.10am|
Whether passengers are allowed to get off at Hong Kong for a few days before continuing on to Singapore or San Francisco will be dependent on the quarantine rules of Hong Kong for inbound passengers.
Air transit and transfer services at Hong Kong International Airport were gradually resumed from 15 June 2020. Passengers can use HKIA for transit and transfer on flights operated by different airlines under the same air ticket and have checked through at the origin port with their boarding passes printed and baggage tagged-through to the final destination.