United Airlines on Sunday flew to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport for the first time in more than five years as the carrier takes advantage of a lull in air travel to snag space at the once-congested airport.
United’s JFK service kicked off with a 7:30 a.m. PT flight from Los Angeles International Airport and a 9:30 a.m. PT flight from its San Francisco International Airport hub. Both were operated with a Boeing 767-300.
The JFK-San Francisco flight departed at about 5:30 p.m. ET and the Los Angeles-bound flight left just after 7 p.m. ET. Both westbound flights were full and the eastbound flights had about 85% of the 167 seats taken, a spokesman said.