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United Boosts Its International Routes With New Nonstop Flights to Marrakech and Medellín

The airline is also adding flights to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Porto, and more.

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United Airlines will become the only carrier to fly nonstop to Marrakech from the United States in October, part of a larger international expansion from the airline.

The new route will launch on Oct. 24, United shared with Travel + Leisure, and operate from Newark Liberty International Airport. United will fly the route three times each week on a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with 46 Polaris business class seats and 22 Premium Plus seats.

Currently, there are no other nonstop flights to Marrakech from the U.S. Tickets for the flight will go on sale later this year.

“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,” Patrick Quayle, United’s senior vice president of global network planning and alliances, said in a statement shared with T+L “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.”

In addition to Marrakech, United will add a new flight between Houston and Medellín, Colombia, on Oct. 27. That flight, operated on a Boeing 737 aircraft, will complement United’s existing service from both Houston and Newark to Bogota.

The airline will also increase frequencies to popular destinations, including Hong Kong, Seoul, and Porto in Portugal, as well as plan to add four weekly flights between Los Angeles and Shanghai on Aug. 29 before increasing that to daily flights in late October.

United is also expanding closer to home and launched nearly 20 percent more flights to Florida this past winter along with more nonstop flights to popular ski destinations like Jackson Hole, Vail, Steamboat, Telluride, and Big Sky.

The airline is also planning its largest-ever expansion into Canada this summer after seeing a surge in interest from travelers. It comes on the heels of the airline’s major partnership expansion with Air Canada.

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