We left our hearts in San Francisco
For more than 80 years we have proudly served the San Francisco Bay Area, one of our oldest and most important markets. Over the years, we've demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the region, one that has been particularly evident in recent years as we've developed our hub at San Francisco International Airport into our prime Asia-Pacific gateway.
In 2016 alone, we launched five new international routes from San Francisco, including three to important technology centers — Xi'an, China; Hangzhou, China; and Tel Aviv, Israel — in an effort to make those areas more accessible from Silicon Valley. Additionally, we have also enhanced our domestic route offerings from San Francisco, adding direct flights to Miami, Florida, Nashville, Tennessee, and Tampa, Florida, in the past year, and we expect to begin flying more direct routes into San Jose, California, later this year which, along with our flights in and out of Monterey, California, will further solidify our presence in the surrounding cities.
Today, we serve 73 domestic and 26 international destinations from San Francisco and boast the longest route of any U.S. airline with our direct flight from San Francisco to Singapore. But our San Francisco story isn't only about strengthening our extensive network — it's about connecting with our nearly 11 million customers and 12,000 employees in the Bay Area.
As announced last October 2016, we are the official airline of the Golden State Warriors. This year we will unveil one of only a handful of luxurious new United Polaris ℠ lounges at San Francisco, which will further elevate the business class travel experience for our travelers. We also renovated the Terminal 3 East Concourse at San Francisco, complete with a new United Club ℠ location, as an investment in comfort and enjoyment for our customers.
San Francisco and its neighbors have played an integral part in the history and evolution of United Airlines and they will help propel us into the future as the commercial Asia-Pacific air travel market continues to grow. The Bay Area is home to some of the most beautiful, vibrant and innovative communities in the world, and we couldn't be more proud to be a part of them.