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United Airlines will Return Service to JFK Airport
« on: November 12, 2020, 07:04:39 AM »

United Airlines announced today that it will be returning service to New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport on Feb. 1, 2021, with nonstop service to the West Coast.

United has not been at JFK in five years.

The airline said said the move is part “a continuation of aggressively and strategically managing the impact of COVID-19 by increasing service to and from the places where customers want to fly. The new United service will operate out of Terminal 7.”

The airline said it will serve JFK to Los Angeles International Airport and JFK to San Francisco International Airport with two round-trips for each.

United said the flights will be using “the reconfigured Boeing 767-300ER aircraft” with “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.”“I have been waiting a long time to say this - United Airlines is back at JFK,” said United’s Chief Executive Officer Scott Kirby. “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' return to JFK Airport is a clear sign that air travel is returning in New York and across the region,” said Rick Cotton, Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

“As numbers start to rise, the Port Authority is ready to welcome travelers back to JFK, Newark Liberty and LaGuardia Airports with increased cleaning and sanitizing in all terminals and touch-free options from curb to gate to ensure a world-class travel experience even in these unprecedented times.”

United said its premium cabin will feature flat-bed seats on all flights similar to the current Newark- Los Angeles and Newark- San Francisco offerings.United requires face masks for flight attendants, customers and employees and offers touchless check-in. The airline also has “plans to apply Zoono Microbe Shield, an EPA-registered antimicrobial coating that forms a long-lasting bond with surfaces and inhibits the growth of microbes, to its entire mainline and express fleet before the end of the year.”