SAN FRANCISCO — United Airlines, the nation's second-largest airline, is planning a major expansion of transpacific service that will bring 1,650 new jobs to the San Francisco Bay area, company officials said.
The airline, which has chosen San Francisco to be its U.S. flight hub of Asian-bound flights, will acquire 38 more jets to add to its fleet. United has two jet maintenance bases at airports in San Francisco and Oakland.
Nearly 1,000 of the new jobs will be created in San Francisco and San Mateo counties. More than 600 will be in Alameda County. The new jobs will go to aircraft mechanics and cleaners, stock clerks, flight schedulers and planners, as well as ticket agents.
Reversal of Slump
Airline officials said late last week that they chose to expand here because of the company's already sizable presence in the region.