United plans to return to JFK in 2021 after a 5-year absence


A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 and United Airlines A320 Airbus on approach to San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco.

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John F. of United Airlines, New York. Kennedy plans to resume service at International Airport in 2021, possibly according to people familiar with the matter.

Initial plans are a condition that the epidemic of air travel is one of the most congested airports in the country, one of which could help end the five-year absence. The service may begin early next year, but a firm timeline has not been finalized. It is not yet clear whether the regulators will provide a joint location at the tightly controlled airport.

United’s service in the New York area focuses on its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, where it dominates flights.

Scott Kirby, who became CEO in May, said in 2017 that leaving JFK in 2015 was a mistake and has since expressed interest in returning to the airport, an important airport for carriers such as Delta Air Lines and American Airlines and their international affiliates Has been a hangout. .

United declined to comment.

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