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.
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.”