United Airlines – Malaga Airport announces new direct flights to New York

United Airlines will offer a three-times-weekly direct link between Malaga Airport and Newark Airport in New York.

United Airlines have just announced the introduction of a new route between Malaga and Newark Airport, New York. Starting from Friday, June 2, 2023, there will be three non-stop flights operating every week. These flights will offer the only direct link between Malaga and the United States.

The City of Malaga actively participated in a working group to promote air connectivity between the city and international destinations. This group was composed of the City of Malaga, Turismo Costa del Sol, Turismo Andaluz, Turespaña and Aena.

Rosa Sanchez, the councilor responsible for the City Promotion and Investment Promotion Area expressed her “satisfaction with this good news for Malaga, which is the result of the teamwork of several institutions for several months. We are very grateful to the U.S. airline because it has seen the potential that our city has”.

Francisco Salado, the president of the Provincial Council and Costa del Sol Tourism valued the direct flight and stressed: “now we have to continue working to make this new route a success so that the frequency can be extended and consolidated”.

Departures from Malaga airport will be at 11:55am with the arrival at New York’s Newark Airport at 2:30pm local time. These departures will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, on board a Boeing 757-200 aircraft, between June 2 and September 28, 2023.

United Airlines will start their new route between New York and Malaga on May 31, operating flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer until September 27. These flights will depart from New York at 8.30pm local time and arrive in Malaga at 10.10am local time.

United Airlines will be using a Boeing 757-200 aircraft for the direct Malaga-Newark route, offering 16 lie-flat seats in United Polaris business class and 153 seats in economy class, with 45 Economy Plus seats providing extra legroom and personal space.

Newark Airport is just a short distance away from Manhattan, with a ground connection to many parts of the city, including Air-Train service that can take travellers to New York Penn Station in midtown Manhattan in under 30 minutes.

This new flight expands United’s existing year-round daily nonstop year-round service from Madrid and Barcelona to New York/Newark. It also operates a seasonal service from Madrid and Barcelona to Washington Dulles and from Tenerife and Palma de Mallorca to New York/Newark. A new seasonal service from Barcelona to Chicago O’Hare will begin on May 26, 2023.

The airline will be operating in a total of five cities in Spain, more than any other U.S. airline, and will be the only U.S. airline operating in Malaga, Tenerife, and Palma de Mallorca.

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