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Fri, 8 March 2024

United Confirms Flights to Cebu, Philippines as Airline Expands Network

(08/03/24)  United Airlines has confirmed that it will launch flights to Cebu, Philippines via Tokyo Narita as well as expand its global route network by adding non-stop flights between New York/Newark-Marrakesh, Morocco and Houston-Medellin, Colombia.

The airline will also increase flights to Hong Kong; Seoul, South Korea; Porto, Portugal; and add four weekly flights between Los Angeles and Shanghai, China.

The new year-round, non-stop service to Cebu via Tokyo Narita is scheduled to take off on 31 July 2024. United will be the only U.S. carrier to fly to Cebu with daily flights using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which will connect with United's flights from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Newark-New York and Houston to Tokyo-Narita. United also offers daily flights between San Francisco and Manila, and flies to Manila from Guam and Palau.

The airline is continuing to rebuild its mainland China schedule, with four weekly flights between Shanghai-Los Angeles on a Boeing 787-9, starting 29 August. In late October, Shanghai-Los Angeles will increase to a daily service complementing United's daily service between San Francisco-Shanghai and San Francisco-Beijing.

United Airlines Boeing 767 reg: N676UA. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.
United Airlines Boeing 767 reg: N676UA. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com

United is also adding more flights to Hong Kong and Seoul, South Korea. United will launch its second daily Los Angeles-Hong Kong flight on a Boeing 787-9 aircraft on 26 October, complementing its two existing daily flights to Hong Kong from San Francisco.

The airline will also offer year-round, twice daily flights between San Francisco-Seoul, starting 25 October.

Additionally, United recently expanded its Tokyo service with a new route between Haneda and Guam, launching in May.

Across the Atlantic, United will add a second daily flight between New York/Newark-Porto, Portugal on a Boeing 757-200, starting 23 May.

The thrice weekly New York/Newark-Marrakesh, Morocco service will take off on 24 October using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, equipped with 46 United Polaris business class and 22 United Premium Plus seats. This new service further expands United's presence in Africa, building on the airline's existing services to Accra, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; and Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.

United will also launch non-stop flights to Medellin, Colombia with daily service from Houston using Boeing 737 aircraft, beginning 27 October. This new route expands United's presence in Colombia, complementing existing services from Houston and Newark to Bogota.

Tickets for United's new Shanghai and Cebu flights are already on sale via United's app and website, whilst the Marrakesh and Medellin services will be available 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," said Patrick Quayle, United's Senior Vice President of 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."

In total, United now offers non-stop service to 134 international destinations across 67 countries.

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