NEW YORK — Chicago-based United Airlines is continuing its threat, announced earlier this month, to suspend operations at JFK Airport because federal authorities will no longer let it operate flights there.
The decision, announced on Friday, will come into effect on October 29.
This is the second time United have pulled out of Kennedy, they did so again in 2016 and stayed away for five years. They resumed in 2021 amid a shift in travel dynamics during the pandemic.
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United currently operates a framework of four flights — two daily return services to San Francisco and two more to Los Angeles.
United told the FAA earlier this month there was no point in them operating out of the airport if they couldn’t expand.
But international access remains key for the airline, and it acknowledged that JFK’s move would be temporary, though it didn’t specify how long the stop would be in effect.
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The 100 employees are to be offered jobs at nearby airports.
United has solid operations at both LaGuardia Airport and Newark, a United hub.
The airline plans to operate more than 12,000 round-trip flights from Newark and more than 1,000 flights from LaGuardia this month.
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