Los Angeles Business Journal

United to Add Non-Stop Australia Service from LAX

By Deborah Crowe Thursday, February 20, 2014

United Airlines on Thursday said that will add nonstop service from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia in October.

United says it will fly between the cities six days a week. Flights times for the LAX-Melbourne route will be about 15 hours, 45 minutes to Australia, and 14 hours, 35 minutes to Los Angeles.

The airline said it will be use a new "stretched" version of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner that’s 20 feet longer and can carry up to 40 additional passengers.

The flights to Melbourne will not operate on Tuesdays while L.A.-bound flights will not fly on Thursdays. United said it would adjust its daily Sydney departures from both San Francisco and Los Angeles in order to offer a greater number of connecting flights between North American destinations and Australia.