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Newark airport will no longer be NYC-area airport due to upcoming city code change

Starting Oct. 3, Newark Liberty International airport will no longer be an NYC airport due to an upcoming change in their city code.

News 12 Staff

Sep 21, 2022, 10:36 AM

Updated 636 days ago

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Starting Oct. 3, Newark Liberty International Airport will no longer be considered a New York City-area airport due to an upcoming change in their city code.
The reasoning is because of a new standard for "multi-airport cities.” As a result, EWR will stay, but it will lose its New York City code component.
This change to the city status is according to the International Air Transport Association.
According to a Luftansa memo, this could affect costs because Newark will operate under a new pricing structure.
Whether or not it will be cheaper than JFK or LGA is not known yet.
However, airlines could charge a penalty fee for switching flights from EWR to JFK or LGA since it's no longer under that city code.


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