United is launching a nonstop flight from Columbus to San Francisco. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

Airport launches new nonstop flight to West Coast

Area travelers will soon be able to fly nonstop from Columbus to San Francisco in what airport officials call a major win for Ohio.

The first nonstop flight from Columbus to San Francisco will depart Friday at 7:30 a.m. and run daily. The return flight lands at 6:30 a.m daily, leaving at 10:52 from San Francisco.

“United Airlines’ addition of daily nonstop flights from John Glenn International to San Francisco is another win for the Columbus Region. The San Francisco service provides additional, critical nonstop flights to the West Coast, which will boost the region’s strong business ties and provide an important United connection to Asia,” said Joe Nardone, president & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.

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The flight is the sixth nonstop location from Columbus serviced by United, according to a statement. The Columbus International Airport has 150 daily departures and 40 destinations.

“Our new service from Columbus to San Francisco is timed to connect customers to our largest international bank at San Francisco International Airport,” said Janet Lamkin, United’s President of California. “The flights offer dozens of new travel options for customers traveling from Columbus and even more nonstop choices for Bay Area residents.”


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