United Airlines expanded its Mercedes-Benz tarmac transportation service to San Francisco International Airport, offering members of the airline’s invitation-only Global Services program greater comfort and convenience throughout their travel experience.
United will offer the tarmac service this spring – using Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC SUVs with environmentally friendly clean diesel technology – to chauffeur some Global Services members and United Global First customers to their connections in San Francisco. United representatives will meet customers at the aircraft, escort them to the waiting Mercedes-Benz vehicle and drive them across the tarmac to their connecting flight. The expediting service gives priority to customers with close connections.
United introduced its tarmac transportation service last summer at its hubs in Chicago and Houston. Earlier this year, the airline launched tarmac transportation and unveiled an all-new Global Services check-in lobby at Newark Liberty International Airport.
“We are delighted to offer our busiest travelers, for whom time is so important, another way to make their travel easier and more convenient,” said Jimmy Samartzis, United’s vice president of customer experience. “With the tarmac transfer service, our investments in the new Boarding Area E in Terminal 3 and new terminal facilities to come, we are strengthening San Francisco as the region’s premier hub and the nation’s best trans-Pacific gateway.”
Along with tarmac transportation, the airline and Mercedes-Benz USAalso partner to provide attractive promotional packages and bonus miles to United’s MileagePlus Premier members who purchase or lease certain new Mercedes vehicles. Current offers are available atunited.com/Mercedes.
San Francisco Airport Investments
United is making several flyer-friendly investments in San FranciscoInternational Airport in 2014, including the ultra-modern Boarding Area E in Terminal 3 that opened to United customers in January. Later this year in Terminal 3, the airline plans to open a Global Services check-in lobby, similar to its Global Services lobbies inChicago and New York/Newark, as well as a new check-in area for MileagePlus Premier customers.
United at San Francisco International Airport
United is the largest carrier at San Francisco International Airport, offering nearly 300 daily flights to just over 90 destinations worldwide, more than any other airline from the Bay Area. From its San Francisco hub, United also offers more nonstop trans-Pacific service to and from the United States than any other airline. With nearly 30 daily nonstop flights to 20 international destinations, United will add two more international destinations from San Francisco this year, when it begins nonstop service to Taipei, Taiwan, in March and toChengdu, China, in June.