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September 29 2022, Virtual
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United Airlines is to cease operations at New York JFK airport on October 25, after moving its Premium Service to Newark Liberty International.
The announcement means all scheduled Newark to LA and Newark to San Francisco flights will offer extra services including flat bed seats, premium in-flight service, more extra-legroom economy plus seats and in-flight wifi.
The move is being made so that passengers arriving in New York from LAX or San Francisco can transfer on to connecting flights. No such United connections exist at JFK.
United has also confirmed it will trade its slots at JFK with Delta’s slots at Newark. This is still subject to regulatory approval.
“The introduction of Premium Service to Newark Liberty offers Los Angeles and San Francisco travellers the highest levels of service in the air and on the ground," said Jim Compton, United's vice chairman and chief revenue officer.
"We are investing in the three critical components of the travel experience for our customers – our network, our product and our facilities,” he added.
Last month, United launched its Newark to Newcastle route.
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