United signed an agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to extend its lease at Newark’s Liberty International Airport by 20 years in April 2013. Under the deal, the airline will also spend about $150 million to upgrade the facilities at its Terminal C during the lease-term.
The lease allows United and United Express to continue to have exclusive use of Terminal C and also operate flights from Terminals A and B.
United plans to spend about $100 million on a new inline baggage screening system at Terminal C. The airline also plans to build a wide-body hangar at the airport that can accommodate its Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
United operates nearly 400 flights daily from Newark’s Liberty International Airport.