Today, we announced service between San Francisco and Papeete, the capital of Tahiti — the South Pacific's gateway to more than 118 islands in French Polynesia including Bora Bora, Moorea, Marquesas and Raiatea. Currently, we are the only U.S. carrier to offer nonstop service to Tahiti from the mainland United States.

Connecting customers to South Pacific's most pristine waters, white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons, coral atolls and volcanic mountain peaks — visitors to the islands will experience a tropical paradise and countless spaces to relax and reconnect in natural beauty and authentic French Polynesian island culture.

"We are excited to announce Tahiti as our 13th international destination this year and we are even more thrilled about offering our customers a whole new world of vacation opportunities," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of International Network. "We know our customers want more destinations to choose from to escape the winter weather and we look forward to being the airline that connects them to this corner of paradise."

We will operate nonstop service, three-times weekly with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft between San Francisco and Fa'a'ā International Airport (PPT), beginning on October 30, 2018 through March 28, 2019. (Subject to government approval.) Tickets are now available for purchase.