I think it’s a great decision on Air New Zealand’s Behalf. Flying into Newark I assume would be less congested than JFK, which would mean fewer delays. I’m excited to see it as a reality in the near future!
Just a personal thing, but Newark is not New York, Newark is New Jersey. Its like cities that try to steal the thunder in the name, case, and point, Dallas-Ft. Worth. I’m pretty sure nobody is saying “Let’s go to Fort Worth.” Dallas is the relevant part, Newark is an offshoot trying to capitalize on the success of the city of New York. If you want to fly to the real New York, you fly to JFK. JFK is the gateway to New York, new Jersey doesn’t hold a candle to New York, the city and the state. Newark has been rated THE worst airport in the United States, is no joke. JFK is not much better, but at least it’s an airport in New York.