United Airlines has returned to New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) with nonstop premium transcontinental service to both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and JFK to San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
United is utilizing its premium-heavy Boeing 767-300ER aircraft on the routes, offering customers an extended premium cabin featuring 46 United lie-flat, all-aisle-access Business class seats. The dedicated aircraft will also feature 22 United Premium Plus® seats, 47 Economy Plus® seats and 52 Economy seats. This unique configuration offers customers the lowest density 767 configuration of any airline in the world, providing passengers the most space and comfort. United’s new transcon services from JFK will also offer their premium passengers chef-designed meals, Saks Fifth Avenue bedding, custom dinnerware and state-of-the-art entertainment at every seat.
The airline’s return to JFK has long been on the wish list of United’s Chief Executive Officer Scott Kirby. He states, “I have been waiting a long time to say this – United Airlines is back at JFK – 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 plans to increase service from JFK to 10 weekly flights to both LAX and SFO on May 7. The airline currently offers five weekly flights in each direction to both cities with service every day, excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays.