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MacArthur Airport promotes travel

Frontier Airlines, Long Island Railroad, and MacArthur Airport brought the beach to Penn Station, Wednesday afternoon, January 24, holding a partner event at Penn Station promoting public transportation, warm flight destinations and convenience of MacArthur Airport to Long Island residents when heading to sand and surf whether near or a flight away from their home. Read more…

MacArthur Airport adds routes

Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) Read more…

January KAAMCO focus on Bomb Cyclone

The new Board of Directors presided over the January Kaamco meeting chaired by President Judy Blainey of Cargolux. The first and most important topic was the Bomb Cyclone that gripped JFK Airport and surrounding communities for days creating departure and arrival delays, flight diversions, hobbled ground ops due to the frigid temperatures, and the resultant issues of baggage unification with travelers. Read more…

JFK Air cargo looks to future growth

Brandon Fried was guest speaker at recent JFK Air Cargo Association Luncheon. He is a passionate cargo guy and is a man dedicated to the freight forwarders industry. He travels around the country seeing many different operations, business types and logistics. His observations have lead to today’s presentation topic of Air Cargo Outlook for 2018 .While he offers no over arching solutions, he offers a lot of food for thought so that the cargo community, here at JFK can take a hard look at what is happening around the country and benefit from proactive measure to insure JFK cargo future growth. Read more…

New hires must comply with I-9 rules

By now we have all seen news reports showing Federal immigration agents such as ICE raiding close to (100) 7-Eleven stores nationwide in a crackdown on businesses who may have employees that are working in the country illegally, according to an Associated Press Report. Read more…

JFKIAT CEO takes new role

Gert-Jan De Graaff, has been appointed CEO of Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), Australia, and begins his tenure in June 2018. De Graaff is currently President and CEO of JFKIAT LLC, the operators of Terminal 4 at John F Kennedy International Airport. Mr. De Graaff will replace Ms Julieanne Alroe who will retire from the company at the end of the financial year. De Graaff returns to BAS, Australis where he had previously served as an airport executive five years previously. Read more…

El Al Rescue Mission

El Al Flight ELY008 from JFK Airport bound for Tel Aviv made an emergency landing in Goose Bay, Canada after a red light indicated some kind of engine or landing gear trouble. According to a passenger on board, fuel had to be dumped on their way to the closest landing in Goose Bay. Multiple passengers said that the plane was shaking terribly when the pilot called “mayday” and made the landing on the small air strip belong to the Canadian military. El Al said the flight made the emergency landing due to a technical malfunction, and “El Al staff are working to repair the malfunction and to take care of the passengers”. A replacement jet was dispatched to do just that. Read more…

NY Airports get new funding

Long Island Airports Read more…

JFK Chamber hails TWA Hotel

The JFK International Chamber of Commerce held a successful luncheon featuring Tyler Morse, of MCR, the developer of the new TWA Hotel being built at the JFK Airport. Airport leaders, the Port Authority, civic leaders and partners in the development were in attendance. Read more…

Cargo Shorts-News from around the world

Alaska Airlines has restrictions on shipping pets in cargo. Breed restrictions Brachycephalic or “short-nosed” dogs and cats are not accepted for travel in the cargo compartment on our flights (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest, or PenAir). Japan Airlines says that the airline’s international cargo performance in 2017 has been quite good, and that the company expects revenue from cargo and logistics. Cargolux’s Niek van der Weide who assumed the position of executive vice-president of sales and marketing following Robert van de Weg’s departure in November 2014, is to retire in February. Congrats to Mike Rolfe as Rerional Operations Manager AF/KLM. Read more…

Supersonic flying soon returns

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Boom Supersonic announced a strategic partnership to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers. The supersonic aircraft are expected to go into service during the mid-2020s. Read more…

JFK Ark sues Port Authority

Hailed as “A 21st century animal handling facility", the $32 million Ark opened its doors at JFK in 2016. Is was estimated that JFK that will handle roughly 70,000 domestic and wild animals annually. The center’s mission was to set new national airport standards for comprehensive veterinary, kenneling and quarantine services” according to a Port Authority release from September, 2012. Read more…

Amex plans JFK Centurion Lounge

Amex to Open Lounge Read more…

Alitalia bankrupcy update

It is reported that Alitalia’s special administrators are set to choose the successful bidder to begin exclusive negotiations about the bankrupt airline’s future within days, according to Italy’s economic development minister Carlo Calenda. Read more…

Alaska Airlines officially married to Virgin America

Alaska Airways acquired Virgin America last year but remained two different companies with different fleets, until now. Alaska Airlines has received a single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) formally merging Alaska and Virgin, marking another significant milestone in the aviation world with the integration of the two well respected smaller airlines. Read more…

Airline Briefs:News from around the world

New Delta routes from JFK Airport Delta Air Lines is offering customers a new way to reach Lagos, Nigeria, beginning March 24, 2018, via new service from the airline’s New York-JFK hub. Flights will operate three times weekly, complementing the existing four-times-weekly service from Atlanta. This new route to the African continent joins existing service from JFK to Dakar and Accra, and follows new trans-Atlantic routes to Lisbon, Berlin and Glasgow that began this spring Read more…
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