United Airlines to offer non-stop summer service between ANC, NYC

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - In addition to non-stop summer seasonal service between Fairbanks and Denver, United Airlines is also making changes in the Anchorage area. According to Jonathan Guerin, spokesperson for United Airlines, the company will be expanding its flights between Ted Stevens International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, to be a daily flight option. Guerin says the flight between Alaska and New Jersey, which he described as United's New York hub, used to run on Saturday only, but they noticed there was a higher demand than the one weekly flight could satisfy. The airline says the flight will save travelers an average of over five hours per flight, due to cutting out connections and layovers. It stated in a release that it will be the only carrier to serve Anchorage nonstop from New York City.