A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 and United Airlines A320 Airbus on seen approach to San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco.
Louis Nastro | Reuters
United Airlines on Sunday is set to fly 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 kicks 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 will be operated with a Boeing 767-300. The JFK-San Francisco flight takes off at 5:10 p.m. ET and to Los Angeles at 7 p.m. ET.
United’s New York-area service is concentrated at its Newark Liberty International Airport hub and at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
Carriers have pulled back service to the Northeast during the…