NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- United Airlines announced on Tuesday it is ceasing operations at Kennedy International airport in October.
The airline said Delta Airlines is acquiring United slots at JFK as part of United's plans to offer expanded services out of Newark Liberty International Airport.
In return for giving up slots at JFK, United Airlines said it is acquiring some of Delta's space at Newark.
United said it is bringing its "p.s." premium service to Newark on Oct. 25, the same date it ceases operations at JFK. As part of the "p.s." service, United is offering flat-bed seats in its business-first cabin, extra legroom in economy plus seats, in-flight wi-fi and power ports for each row.
Meanwhile, the airline plans a $2 billion renovation of its terminal at Newark.
"The introduction of p.s. to Newark Liberty, the New York/Newark region's premier airport, offers Los Angeles and San Francisco travelers the highest levels of service in the air and on the ground," said Jim Compton, United's vice chairman and chief revenue officer. "We are investing in the three critical components of the travel experience for our customers – our network, our product and our facilities."