17 NOVEMBER 2014
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American Airlines is to join United in offering a year round service to New York from Birmingham Airport. The American flight will however be non-stop to Kennedy (JFK), the city’s largest airport, whilst United continues with its long-established (previously Continental) operation to Newark (EWR). The new flights start on 8 May next year and will codeshare with British Airways.
Kennedy Airport is the largest international airport in the United States and about 12 miles from Wall Street. It connects at Jersey Station to the New York subway. Newark (also known as Liberty) is actually in New Jersey but via a link does have a fast train service to Penn Station near Broadway.
The American Airlines flight is timed for a 10:00 departure, arriving 12:55 local, with the return leaving 19:00 and arriving in the UK at 07:10. United leaves at 09:00 with the inbound flight to Birmingham arriving at the same time as American. Both airlines operate narrow-bodied two-class Boeing 757s on the route. www.aa.com
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