United will End Flights at New York’s JFK This Fall

According to Reuters, United Airlines will end service at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in October. Not that there has been much service – just a couple of flights.

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United Out at JFK, Still in Newark, LaGuardia

The news report notes that on Oct. 25 “the airline will transfer its only flights from JFK which serve Los Angeles and San Francisco to Newark”. Newark’s Liberty International has long been United’s main New York City-area hub, offering hundreds of connecting flights but airline also maintains a presence at New York’s LaGuardia.

United had been slugging away at JFK for several years alongside trans-continental flight rivals American, Delta and JetBlue; it’s unclear what prompted United to throw in the towel at this point though speculation focuses on cost-cutting measures.

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Updated: June 23, 2015