United Airlines Moves p.s. Premium Transcon Service from JFK to Newark
United Airlines announced plans to move its p.s. transcon flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Newark Liberty International Airport starting this fall.
Newark is the location of United’s New York hub. The change will go into effect on October 25, 2015.
The Chicago-based airline says it will offer more than 1,250 lie-flat seats – a 44% increase year-over-year – on its premium transcon routes, which link the New York metro area with San Francisco and Los Angeles. The airline plans as many as 17 daily round trips between Newark and San Francisco and 15 between Newark and Los Angeles.
To accommodate the increased number of flight, United is shifting several Boeing 757-200 aircraft currently flying trans-Atlantic routes to the p.s. flights. It plans to add wide-body Boeing 767 aircraft on the trans-Atlantic flights to replace the 757s.
United also said it plans to renovate its Terminal C lobby and its United Club locations at Newark. The airline has already invested $2 billion in at Newark Liberty.
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