Following Australia’s decision to fully reopen its international borders to fully vaccinated visitors as of February 21, 2022, United Airlines has resumed its San Francisco to Melbourne flights.
UA was one of the few airlines that kept flights between the United States and Australia (Los Angeles – Sydney) running throughout the pandemic to convey crucial cargo.
United Airlines passenger flights from San Francisco to Melbourne will resume on May 7, 2022. The flights are scheduled to leave on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays three times a week.
The United Airlines 60 flight leaves San Francisco at 23:00 local time and arrives in Melbourne at 07:30 local time the next day. The United Airlines 61 flight leaves Melbourne at 09:30 local time and arrives in San Francisco at 07:00 local time the same day.
Starting today, Australia is reopening to international travelers. We're flying nonstop from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Sydney and will resume San Francisco – Melbourne this summer. See full entry requirements: https://t.co/XsWshOUKr7 pic.twitter.com/ezUc2kg9t4
— United Airlines (@united) February 21, 2022
Virgin Australia announced in December 2021 that it had teamed with United Airlines after terminating its long-standing partnership with Delta Air Lines.