Beginning October 3, Newark Liberty International Airport will no longer be considered an airport for the New York City area due to an upcoming change in their city code.
The reason is because of a new standard for “multi-airport city”. Therefore, the EWR will stay, but it will lose the New York City code component.
This change to city status is according to the International Air Transport Association.
According to a Luftansa memo, this could affect costs as Newark will operate under a new pricing structure.
It is not yet clear if it will be cheaper than JFK or LGA.
However, airlines may charge a penalty fee when transferring flights from EWR to JFK or LGA because it is no longer under that city code.