• Joe Breitfeller

United Airlines Returns to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport From February 1, 2021

The airline will launch all new transcontinental service between JFK and the U.S. West Coast for the first time in five years. The carrier’s resumption of service from JFK will operate out of Terminal 7 and reflects United's strong commitment to New York City.

United Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - Courtesy United Airlines

On Tuesday (November 10, 2020), United Airlines announced that after a five year hiatus they well resume service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and the U.S. West Coast. The carrier will resume transcontinental flights from JFK starting February 1, 2020. and the new flights will operate out of Terminal 7. United will operate twice-daily flights between JFK and both Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). The route will be serviced with reconfigured Boeing 767-300ERs offering an extended premium cabin featuring 16 all-aisle access Business Class seats, extending the premium seat count to 46. The B767-300ER also features 22 United Premium Plus®, 47 Economy Plus® and 52 Economy Class seats. In Tuesday’s announcement, United Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer, Scott Kirby, said,

“I have been waiting a long time to say this - United Airlines is back at JFK. Come early next year, we will be serving all three major New York City area airports with a best-in-class product to provide our customers unmatched transcontinental service from New York City and the west coast.”

Also commenting on United’s return to JFK, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Chairman, Kevin O’Toole, added,

“The upcoming return of United to JFK while continuing service at Newark Liberty and LaGuardia Airports will offer more choices for transcontinental flights just as travelers return to the skies. As the recovery begins, we're pleased to see these increased options for those who choose to fly in and out of the Port Authority's airports.”

United Airlines Relaunches Transcontinental Service From JFK - Courtesy United Airlines

United’s Premium cabin on the transcontinental routes will feature flat-bed seats, like the current product between Newark and the West Coast, while the widebody aircraft will also add cargo capacity between the busy markets.

Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, United Airlines has been a leader in U.S. airlines in protecting their guests and team members across their entire journey. United Airlines’ shared purpose is ‘Connecting People. Uniting the World.’ Shares in the company’s parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., are publicly traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol ‘UAL’.

Source: United Airlines

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