United Airlines says it’s officially done with JFK and will be suspending all flights to and from the New York airport at the end of October.
This decision comes after United Airlines threatened to suspend service to the airport last month unless the carrier was allowed to increase its number of daily flights. United currently has four flights a day from JFK to LAX and SFO airport.
United leased 40 slots to Delta airlines in a long-term arrangement back in 2015 with no rights to the slots anytime soon. In an attempt to acquire more, the airline tried to negotiate with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to expand their schedule at the airport but found the existing four flights a day did not allow them to remain competitive.
United primarily operates out of its hub at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport, located 15 miles from Manhattan, New York.
Service at JFK airport will be suspended on October 30th and affected customers with reservations after the date will be offered a refund or rebooking options.