United Airlines flies to JFK for the first time since 2015, taking advantage of pandemic lull

A United Airways Boeing 737-800 and United Airways A320 Airbus on considered plan to San Francisco Global Airport, San Francisco.

Louis Nastro | Reuters

United Airways on Sunday is determined to wing to Unique York’s John F. Kennedy Global Airport for the first time in bigger than five years because the provider takes abet of a lull in air dash to snag train on the once-congested airport.

United’s JFK service kicks off with a 7: 30 a.m. PT flight from Los Angeles Global Airport and a 9: 30 a.m. PT flight from its San Francisco Global Airport hub. Both will be operated with a Boeing 767-300. The JFK-San Francisco flight takes off at 5: 10 p.m. ET and to Los Angeles at 7 p.m. ET.

United’s Unique York-space service is focused at its Newark Liberty Global Airport hub and at Unique York’s LaGuardia Airport.

Carriers possess pulled assist service to the Northeast throughout the Covid-19 pandemic with enterprise and global dash restful at paltry levels, even supposing domestic leisure establish an snort to has ticked up nationally.

Airways’ scheduled service in Unique York train is down 56% in April when put next with the identical month of 2019, bigger than any varied train, according to Airways for The US, an enterprise neighborhood that represents most immense U.S. carriers. The national practical is a 32% decline. That makes it more straightforward for airways to add service.

United CEO Scott Kirby, who took the reins remaining Would possibly well, has talked about leaving JFK in October 2015 became once a mistake and has expressed a would favor to return to the Unique York Metropolis airport on story of animated transcontinental flights to Newark allowed competitor American Airways to get rid of some lucrative company purchasers.

CNBC in September first reported United became once planning to return to JFK.