United has announced plans for several new services, alongside flight increases and resumptions on existing routes.

The carrier will launch nonstop flights between New York Newark and Marrakech on 24 October, with a thrice-weekly service operated by Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. United will be the only airline to offer nonstop flights between the US and Morocco’s four largest city.

United will also commence daily flights to Medellin in Colombia from 27 October, with a daily service from Houston operated by Boeing 737 aircraft.

Ahead of these two new routes the airline will add a fifth freedom service between Tokyo Narita and Cebu in the Philippines, with daily flights starting from 31 July. United said that the route would offer convenient connections from its flights from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Newark New York and Houston to Tokyo Narita.

In addition the carrier is set to resume its Shanghai-Los Angeles service from 29 August, beginning with four flights per week before increasing to daily from late October.

And frequencies will also be on existing routes between Newark and Porto (increasing to twice daily from 23 May), San Francisco and Seoul (going to year-round twice daily from 25 October), and Los Angeles and Hong Kong (increasing to twice daily from 26 October).

Commenting on the news Patrick Quayle, United’s senior vice president of global network planning and alliances, said:

“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.

“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 January United announced plans to fly between Chicago and Athens this summer, with a daily service launching on 23 May.

United Airlines to launch Chicago-Athens route