Direct flights New York – Malaga 2024 with United Airlines

United Airlines will start operating flights between Malaga – Costa del Sol airport and Newark airport in New York from May 2024.

Direct flights New York – Malaga 2024

flights New York-Malaga

In summer 2023 was finally re-established this very popular and highly demanded route in high season from the American hub to the sunny Costa del Sol. It was formerly operated by Delta Airlines and stopped after the summer of 2019.

United Airlines is now in charge and so we can enjoy again a direct flight connecting the cosmopolitan city of New York with Malaga.

However, until now, this connection has only been offered during the high season months until September. Last summer, United Airlines began operating the direct Malaga-New York flight. It operated between 1 June and 28 September, with three weekly frequencies.

Aircraft approaching Malaga Airport
Aircraft approaching Malaga Airport. Credit Depositphotos

Given the very high demand for this popular route, the extension of the direct Malaga-New York flight has been one of the main demands of the Costa del Sol’s tourism sector, which aspires to make it permanent all year round.

Although this aspiration has not yet been fulfilled, United Airlines has seen an increasing number of customers looking for mid-season breaks in the spring.

Increased Frequency

So for the 2024 season there is some good news: Not only the season is being brought forward but also the frequency of flights New York – Malaga and vice versa.

From 2 May 2024 there will be daily flights covering the non-stop route Malaga – New York, thus tripling the number of seats on offer.

United Airlines will continue to operate a Boeing 757-200, until 25 September 2024, providing more flexibility and options when planning overseas travel.

Boeing 757-200 aircraft

Boeing 757-200 flight s New York-Malaga
United Airlines Boeing 757. Credit Depositphotos
  • The  Boeing 757-200 aircraft has a total of 169 seats.
  • There are available 16 lie-flat seats in United PolarisSM business class. This is a premium travel experience that prioritises relaxation and comfort, with quality in-flight meals, premium Sunday Riley toiletries and lie-flat seats.
  • Furthermore, there are 153 seats in Economy class, including 45 Economy PlusSM seats with legroom and more personal space.
  • This long-haul flight from Newark (EWR) to Malaga (AGP) takes about 7:40 hours and 8:35 hours on the Malaga-NY route. The distance is 3688 miles (5.935 km).

Tickets for United’s new summer 2024 flights are on sale now at

  • Check out interesting info about the Boeing 757-200, seating options (Business class, Economy Plus and Economy) and passenger reviews which seats better not to choose.

Roundtrip or one way ticket?

AGP - Malaga Airport Credit Depositphotos
IATA code for Malaga Airport. Credit Depositphotos

If you’re planning a round trip New York – Malaga, booking a return flight is usually the cheapest option.

Meanwhile a one-way ticket gives you much greater flexibility: allowing you to choose your return date, destination, and time whenever you wish to. Like always, by booking in advance you can also find great deals on one-way tickets.

New York as an international hub

Many tourists (approximately one third) flying from New York to Malaga take this connecting flight from other major US cities, such as Denver, Houston, Chicago, Orlando and San Francisco.

In fact, New York Newark offers almost 80 destinations throughout the Americas.

United Airlines flights to Spain

Spain Signpost

United Airlines is present in six continents around the world. It is currently the world’s largest airline by number of destinations. A member of the Star Alliance, United flies nonstop to nearly 375 airports around the world.

Málaga is United’s fifth Spanish destination in addition to Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife.

In total there are eight flights from Spain to the USA: five of them to New York, two to Washington (from Barcelona and Madrid), and one to Chicago O’Hare (from Barcelona).

Flights from Madrid and Barcelona operate all year round. Yet, other Spanish destinations are only available in the summer, and are therefore in high demand.

Due to this demand, United’s supply of transatlantic flights to Spain is 25% higher than in 2022.


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    1. Hello Robert,

      It depends on the dates, but you can get a round trip from $978 in the basic economy rate.


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