22 JUNE 2015
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New York’s alternative airport, Newark, situated in New Jersey, is the big winner with the announcement that United Airlines is moving its small JFK operation across the Hudson River. The switch over will take place at the end of the summer season 25 October.
The biggest problem for United was its very low profile. At Newark it offers nearly 500 daily departures. All the airline’s flights from Newark to Los Angeles and San Francisco will be Boeing 757s with just 142 seats, including 28 lie-flat beds, in its BusinessFirst cabins. This will give United’s highest-paying passengers the opportunity to have a flatbed experience across the US and then onto international connections across the Atlantic and Pacific.
“The agreement allows us to further expand operations at our JFK hub,” a Delta spokesman said. www.united.com
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