United Airlines is returning to New York JFK Airport!
After five years since leaving New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, United Airlines will return to the airport starting February 1, 2021.
United will operate out of Terminal 7 from JFK and relaunch two former routes:
- 2x daily JFK to Los Angeles (LAX) with the 767-300ER
- 2x daily JFK to San Francisco (SFO) with the 767-300ER
United will use its high-density premium configured 767-300ERs with 46 Polaris Business Class, 22 United Premium Plus seats, 47 Economy Plus seats, and 52 Economy seats on these two routes.
If United manages to acquire more slots at JFK, they’ll plan to offer service to other hubs such as Denver, Houston, and Chicago.
United’s CEO Scott Kirby:
“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.”
United Airlines abandoned flying to New York JFK in October 2015 and decided to consolidate its operations in Newark Airport with some fragments remaining in New York LaGuardia. Up until leaving JFK, United operated JFK-LAX/SFO so this is sort of a reroll back in time.
Additional source: https://www.afar.com/magazine/united-is-returning-to-new-yorks-jfk-airport
Congrats to United for its return to JFK Airport!