XNA loses United Newark link

Northwest Arkansas National Airport, seen Thursday Nov. 25 2021, seeks to attract more low-fare airlines..(NWA Democrat-Gazette/Flip Putthoff)

A United Airlines flight between New Jersey and Northwest Arkansas has been discontinued for good, the airport confirmed Wednesday.

Travel brand Afar reported earlier this month that United Airlines was cutting 12 routes and four cities from its offering of flights.

Alex English, public affairs manager for Northwest Arkansas National Airport in Highfill confirmed the flight between New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport and Northwest Arkansas National Airport had been canceled.

She said the daily flight had been suspended about two months ago. She said the airport hopes the flight to Newark will eventually return.