After a 5-year hiatus, United Airlines returns to New York's JFK International Airport.
United Airlines has announced that it will return to JF Kennedy International Airport in February 2021. It is a move that could intensify competition between major airlines once the pandemic is brought under control.
As of February 1, United will operate 4 daily flights from Terminal 7 at JFK International Airport. There will be two flights to San Francisco (SFO) and 2 flights to Los Angeles (LAX).
United Airlines returns to New York
San Francisco - New York with United
UA520 San Francisco 09:10 - 17:40 New York
UA521 New York 08:00 - 11:37 San Francisco
UA522 San Francisco 13:30 - 22:00 New York
UA521 New York 17:10 - 20:47 San Francisco
Los Angeles - New York with United
UA514 Los Angeles 07:30 - 15:30 New York
UA515 New York 09:00 - 12:29 Los Angeles
UA516 Los Angeles 14:30 - 22:50 New York
UA517 New York 19:00 - 22:29 Los Angeles
The flights will operate with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, which can carry almost 170 passengers: 46 seats in Business Class, 22 seats in Premium Plus Economy, 47 seats in Extra Economy and 52 seats in Economy.
The four major airlines in the country have focused their operations on the largest airports in recent years. This means that United, American Airlines, Delta Airlines and Southwest Airlines often do not compete at major US airports.
United decided not to operate flights from New York airport in October 2015, considering that the profit it made between 2008 and 2015 was insufficient.
In 2015, United operated 6 daily flights to Los Angeles and 7 to San Francisco from JFK International Airport. By moving these flights to Newark, United said it could better serve customers on the west coast with connections to Europe.