After several delays, United Airlines has finally resumed services to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The services are being resumed around six years after the airline bid farewell to the JFK airport. This airport is the sixth busiest airport in the United States. It also the biggest airport in the Northeast. The airline is making a comeback with flagship flights to Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). Both the flights will be operated with a Boeing 767-300. According to the information shared by United Airlines, it will operate out of Terminal 7 of the John F. Kennedy International Airport.
United Airlines had left JFK in October 2015. The airline apparently took the decision to concentrate more on international and premium transcontinental services. However, a few years later the company accepted that the decision was a mistake. In 2017, Chief executive officer Scott Kirby – who was then the president of the airline – had described the move as a mistake. At an employee town hall, Kirby said that he would have changed the decision if he had the chance. “It was nothing but a wrong decision. If I could roll back the clock, I would have definitely changed it,” Kirby had said.
The airline lost several flights from the airport and lost money. But Kirby suggested that it was a good decision to keep them in place. He pointed out the airline lost some of its major corporate accounts to American Airlines after the decision. The decision of returning to JFK airport is a strategic move by the airline. At a time when the aviation industry has been hit hard by the slowdown, United is using the opportunity it needed to make a comeback. United is targeting big corporate account and this is why it has decided to fly it premium Boeing 767-300 on the routes. The plane has more than usual Polaris to offer along with several Premium Plus and Economy Plus seats.