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United Airlines is Launching Non-Stop Flights to Marrakesh From Newark and is Also Starting Routes to Cebu and Medellin

United Airlines is Launching Non-Stop Flights to Marrakesh From Newark and is Also Starting Routes to Cebu and Medellin

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United Airlines will become the first U.S. carrier to offer non-stop flights to Marrakesh, Morocco, when it launches the route using a premium heavy Boeing 767 on October 24.

The new three-times-per-week service will depart from Newark and will offer 46 United business class seats, 22 United Premium Plus, 43 Economy Plus seats and 56 Economy seats.

Marrakesh will become United’s fifth destination in Africa, with the carrier already offering flights to Accra in Ghana, Lagos in Nigeria, and Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa.

As well as announcing its new service to Morroco, United also announced several other new routes or expansions on Thursday, with plans to serve Cebu in the Philippines via Tokyo Narita and Medellin, Colombia.

The flights to Cebu will operate year-round from July 31, with a short stopover in Tokyo. Like Marrakesh, United will be the only U.S. airline operating flights to Cebu, in addition to its existing services to Manila from San Francisco, Guam and Palau.

United will also serve Medellin for the first time ever when it launches a non-stop flight from Houston beginning October 27 on a Boeing 737.

“We have consistently been ahead of the curve in finding hidden gem destinations for our customers to explore and remain committed to providing the most unique slate of travel options for their adventures abroad,” commented Patrick Quayle, United’s SVP for global network planning and alliances.

“With our leading global network and elevated inflight experience, United has become the airline of choice for discerning customers looking for experiences they can’t have with any other carrier,” Quayle continued.

From May 23, United intends to increase the number of flights to Porto, Portugal with a second daily flight from Newark, while the airline is also increasing flights to Seoul, South Korea, Hong Kong and mainland China.

Flights are already on sale for Cebu, as well as the restart of Shanghai flights from Los Angeles in August. Tickets for flights to Marrakesh and Meddelin will, however, not go on sale until later this year.

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