United Airlines has announced it will be returning service to New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport next year.
The airline will resume flights from JFK, after a gap of five years, on 1 February, 2021 with a non-stop service to the west coast. The new service will operate out of Terminal 7.
From February, United will serve both JFK to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and JFK to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with two round-trips for each city.
The flights will utilise the reconfigured Boeing 767-300ER aircraft on the routes offering customers an extended premium cabin featuring 16 additional United Business class seats – providing all-aisle-access seating – bringing the total premium cabin seat count to 46.
The aircraft will also feature 22 United Premium Plus seats, 47 Economy Plus seats and 52 Economy seats.
United claims to offer the most premium seats between the New York City area and Los Angeles and San Francisco markets. Tickets are now available for purchase on United.com.
Scott Kirby, United Airlines’ CEO 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.
United’s premium cabin will feature flat-bed seats on all flights similar to the current Newark-Los Angeles and Newark-San Francisco offerings, providing a consistent and comprehensive NYC-west coast product.
Additionally, United’s wide-body service can participate in the robust cargo market between JFK and the west coast.
If you need to fly out of JFK, contact your GTM Account Manager.