Last week we got the news that United Airlines will be returning to New York’s JFK Airport for the first time since it left completely back in 2015. At the time the United leadership thought it would be better to consolidate in their fortress at Newark. But it seems as if they’ve decided that deserting JFK was a mistake, and as of February next year it will be possible to fly United to Kennedy once again, with twice-daily service to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
A United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER landing at Rome Fiumicino airport back in 2018. (Photo by … [+] Fabrizio Gandolfo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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It might seem a strange time to make a big move like this. With the pandemic raging stronger than ever in the US, it does carry some risk. And yet the US domestic market has proven to be fairly resilient this year. While international flights are empty, domestic flights are often full. And premium-heavy airports like JFK still attract passengers willing to pay more for better services on important routes like transcontinental flights to the west coast. And that’s where United is planning to step in.
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