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United Airlines Flies to JFK for the First Time

The United Airlines flew to New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport for the first time. This service resumes after five years as the carriers try to find a spot at the airport.

The flight service started at  7:30 a.m. PT flight from Los Angeles International Airport and a 9:30 a.m. PT flight from its San Francisco International Airport hub. Both were operated with a Boeing 767-300. The John Kennedy international San Francisco flight departed at about 5:30 p.m. ET and the Los Angeles-bound flight left just after 7 p.m. ET. The westbound flights were full and the eastbound flights had about 85% of the 167 seats taken.

The Chicago-based carrier said daily nonstop flights from New York airport to Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport will begin Sunday, with the airline using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft for the flights, and using JFK’s Terminal 7. An airline spokesman said additional flights to the cities could be added if demand grows. United is now operating out of all three major New York airports, including Newark, LaGuardia, and now JFK.

 United’s New York-area service has been concentrated at its Newark Liberty International Airport hub and at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Flights are back in service to the Northeast during the Covid-19 pandemic with business and international travel still at small levels. The domestic leisure demand has increased nationally.

The Airlines for America, an industry group toad represents most large US carriers states that  Airlines’ scheduled service in New York state is down 56% in April compared with the same month of 2019, more than any other state,

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