Great News For SFO and LAX Fans

Chances are you’re a fan of our non-stop routes from RDU to San Francisco and Los Angeles. Both cities were among our 10 most popular destinations for 2013. If you fly, or dream of flying, non-stop from RDU to the West Coast, here’s some great news. Airlines are adding extra flights on both the LAX and SFO routes. 

San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

United’s RDU- San Francisco route is about to get even better with the addition of a second daily flight as well as new connection opportunities to Asia.

Beginning April 1 (and no, not an April Fool’s joke), you can choose both a morning and evening departure from RDU and a morning and afternoon departure from San Francisco. The new flight times are:


7 a.m. (Eastern) – 9:46 a.m. (Pacific)

6:31 p.m. – 9:24 p.m.


9:41 a.m. –  5:45 p.m.

2:36 p.m. – 10:40 p.m. 

Chengdu, China

Chengdu, China

The second daily flight brings improved connections to Asia. United Airlines begins non-stop service from San Francisco to Taipei on March 29 and to Chengdu, China on June 9.

The airline is also working with government regulators to begin non-stop service from SFO- Tokyo-Haneda airport, which is located closer to downtown Tokyo than Narita Airport, which you can currently reach via  SFO.

In addition, find great connections via our two non-stop San Francisco routes to:

  • Beijing
  • Hong Kong
  • Osaka
  • Seoul
  • Shanghai
  • Sydney

Book your flight via United now.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

In April, we celebrate one-year of daily non-stop service to Los Angeles via American Airlines. Take a look back at last year’s festivities. Fly daily on American Airlines:


5:25 p.m. – 8 p.m.


8:45 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.

But why stop in Los Angeles. You can easily use this route for great connections to Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. To stay a little closer to home, this RDU-LAX route offers easy connects to Monterrey, San Diego, San Jose and Sacramento.

Book now on American Airlines.

Beginning May 8, Delta Air Lines is adding a second daily non-stop flight between RDU and Los Angeles. The new flight will provide an evening departure option as well as an overnight return flight from LAX.


7:03 a.m. – 9:39 a.m.

6:55 p.m. – 9:07 p.m.


10:20 a.m. –  6:09 p.m.

10 p.m. – 5:47 a.m. (next day)

This route is conveniently timed for connections to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico as well as Oakland, Portland and San Jose.

Book now on Delta.

*Times accurate as of 4/1/2014, but subject to change without notice. Times may be slightly different on weekends and holidays. 

About Dave Young

Dave Young is the Director of Air Service Development for RDU. In this capacity Dave acts as the advocate for RDU to the airline industry, promoting the benefits of RDU and the region. As a self-proclaimed “airline guy” Dave has a habit of referring to things in 3 letter codes.
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7 Responses to Great News For SFO and LAX Fans

  1. ct says:

    If someone is going to northern Asia (Beijing, Osaka, etc) from RDU, it’s much shorter to connect at Chicago, New York, Detroit, etc than at SFO.

  2. Love that these are connection friendly. Awesome!

  3. Xavier Chakravarti says:

    This schedule makes no sense (look at the length of the flight):


    7:03 a.m. – 9:39 p.m.

  4. Alison says:

    Why have both Delta and American Down sized on these flights?

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