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Port Authority executives, U.S. Congressman Meeks, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, NYS Assembly members, Community Board members, community leaders and stakeholders were on hand for the ribbon cutting of the new JFK Redevelopment Community Outreach office on Jamaica Avenue. Read more…
BOOM Supersonic is developing its Overture, their revolutionary Mach-2.2 speed Airliner, as the first supersonic aircraft to commercially fly passengers across the seas since the Concorde. Read more…
The NYC OEM has a main mission to provide assistance to the public in the event of a disaster. Read more…
Kaamco and the General Managers Meetings were held in February to the largest number of attendees in years. Members of the community came to hear from the NYC OEM office, general airport news, Kaamco Annual trip, updates on the runway construction project, and to hear from the Port and other agencies on important issues. Read more…
Successful entrepreneur Esma Dahbali introduced Jetweels to the world at JFKIAT Terminal 4 at JFK Airport. Dahbali is the creator and founder of this innovative and unique wheelchair which she believes will revolutionize the service chair industry. She proudly notes that the chair is entirely of plastic allowing passengers the comfort of not having to get out while passing security and she hopes TSA will adopt this chair in their program. She also points out the features of stability, comfortable ergonomic seating, ease of hygienic cleaning, maneuverability, inclusion of a baggage tray, embedded safety seatbelt, arm and foot rests and quick stackabity for storing. Read more…
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced a new investment, expansion and lease plan by American Airlines (AA) Terminal 8, at JFK Airport which includes British Airways and Iberia to vacate Terminal 7 and move into Terminal 8. Read more…

More than half of LGA Terminal B hires are from Queens

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more than half of the nearly 400 new hires for jobs ranging from cashiers to managers at LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B Concourse are residents […] Read more…

New Alitalia uniforms

JFK Airport Alitalia customer service agents wear the new uniforms that Alitalia recently released. They go along with the near completion of a reorganized Alitalia hoping to climb from bankruptcy. Read more…
Retro is in! Read more…

Airline Briefs

Aer Lingus is shaking up its image, and marketing. The airline has changed its visual identity, is promoting its heritage to travelers and formally applied to join a transatlantic joint venture (JV) operated by its parent, IAG, and American Airlines.The joint motion from Aer Lingus, American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair indicates a number of potential benefits arising from the Irish airline joining the venture including lower fares and more connectivity options for travellers due to increased codesharing; all part of the new emphasis that the airline is putting on the old established European airline brand. Read more…

Port buses go green

Proterra, a provider of heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has agreed to procure 18 Proterra Catalyst E2 vehicles to support a 100% electric airport shuttle service at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA), the company said. Read more…
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