United Airlines will announce a new transpacific longhaul route from San Francisco tomorrow and an insider tells me the new destination will be to Chengdu (CTU).
Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China and home to more than 14,000,000 people. 80% of the world's pandas live in the Sichuan province and Chengdu is an Air China hub and also served by other Star Alliance carriers including ANA, Asiana, Thai, and EVA.
The flight will purportedly be operated three times weekly by a 787 aircraft beginning in June 2014. More details after the official announcement...