26 Oct, 2023 @ 17:28
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Malaga to New York flights will begin a month earlier next year and take off daily

HARRISON, NJ - MAY 23: A general view of a United Airlines plane as it makes its final approach into Newark Liberty Airport prior to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup soccer game between the New York Red Bulls and FC Cincinnati on May 23, 2023 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. (Credit Image: © Rich Graessle/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

UNITED Airlines will operate daily flights from the Costa del Sol to New York from next year. 

Malaga will now become the only Spanish destination with daily non-stop flights to the US tourism hotspot. 

The flights to New York Newark Airport are due to start from May 2 2024, a month earlier than expected. 

It comes after United Airlines’ first summer in Malaga proved a resounding success.

As a result, the company is now tripling its flights from the Costa del Sol. 

Currently, only three flights per week take off to the Big Apple but between May 2 and September 25 next year, they will increase to one flight everyday. 

United Airlines flight
United Airlines will run daily flights from Malaga next year. Image: © Rich Graessle/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press

The company reported a 33% rise in clients in Spring 2022 and has decided to anticipate further rises in 2024. 

In a statement United Airlines said: “To give customers more time and options to visit Europe, the airline is resuming several of its most popular routes early.”

Head of Sales for United Airlines Spain, Antonio de Toro, added that the increase ‘is a clear commitment to the Andalucian market’. 

The airline also operates flights between New York and Spain from Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife. But these routes will only operate during the summer with three flights per week. 

United Airlines is the US airline with the most transatlantic connections and is the only company to offer direct flights to Malaga, Mallorca, Tenerife and Dubrovnik from the states. 

The airline has ambitious plans to expand in Europe, having just contracted 800 new planes. 

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Arturo Bernal told El Sur: “This is very positive news. We are very happy and we are sure that other companies will realise that Andalucia has potential.”


Yzabelle Bostyn

After spending much of her childhood in Andalucia and adulthood between Barcelona and Latin America, Yzabelle has settled in the Costa del Sol to put her NCTJ & Journalism Masters to good use. She is particularly interested in travel, vegan food and has been leading the Olive Press Nolotil campaign. Have a story? email yzabelle@theolivepress.es

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