Author: Metropolitan Airport News

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Located in the center of T4’s Retail Lounge, the new six-foot model of a commercial pilot is one of only two in the world, with the other located in the Berlin Airport. Passengers at T4 can now snap photos with the model and are encouraged to tag T4 in their favorite ones. All LEGO models are hand-made in Kladno, a suburb of Prague in the Czech Republic, and each contains a yellow sticker that states how many bricks it is made of. The new pilot model at T4 consists of a total of 45,033 bricks. “We are excited that the…

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Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has been safely delivered to LaGuardia Airport through the Colonial and Buckeye pipeline systems – two essential pieces of American energy infrastructure. The low-emission jet fuel will power a Delta Air Lines flight, marking a seminal moment in the ongoing development and distribution of SAF in the U.S. “SAF is the most effective tool we have to decarbonize our industry,” said Pamela Fletcher, Delta’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “These efforts show how existing infrastructure can be used to transport SAF to East Coast airports and drive down emissions – a critical step as we move toward a…

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Emma Oliver Director, Cargo Sales EMEA, American Airlines Cargo American Airlines Cargo has appointed Emma Oliver to the role of Director, Cargo Sales Europe, Africa & Middle East (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC). Emma returns to cargo as regional sales key leader following two years of supporting the passenger business, most recently leading the Strategy & Projects team providing analytical support across the EMEA region and working on joint business and partnership opportunities. As a seasoned cargo professional, Oliver is well-known in the industry from when she previously served as Global and Key Account Manager for EMEA. Her new role…

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PLAY continues to round out its service in the United States with the inaugural flight from New York Stewart International Airport (SWF). PLAY’s arrival at SWF marks growth for both the airline and the airport as PLAY’s third site following service rollouts in Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Boston this spring. With its routes to Iceland and connecting European destinations, PLAY is reintroducing international flights at SWF, and passengers arriving will be the first to use its $37 million international arrivals and U.S. Customs expansion. PLAY CEO Birgir Jónsson commented: “Today’s flight from New York comes less than one year after PLAY’s…

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Governor Kathy Hochul announced that construction of a $9.5 billion, world-class New Terminal One at JFK International Airport will move forward this summer now that financial and environmental approvals have been secured, including today’s financial close for the first phase of the project. “The construction of this new state-of-the-art terminal at JFK is key to our vision for a new era in New York,” Governor Hochul said. “This transformative project is moving forward full steam ahead and when complete will provide for a passenger experience that serves as a model for the unparalleled potential of New York. Congratulations and thank you to…

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Katie Bliss, Publisher, Metropolitan Airport News Welcome to the June issue of the Metropolitan Airport News. We interviewed aviation icon David Neeleman, founder, and chief executive officer of Breeze Airways, in this issue. Breeze Airways is developing new routes and providing excellent options for travelers all across the country, including Long Island and Westchester county.  As we go around the airport this month, we see that passengers are back, and companies are hiring. The airport redevelopment projects are happening at JFK and EWR; LGA Delta opened their new terminal, and in-person events and meetings are once again being held around…

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Dayna Harap, President, JFK Air Cargo Association andVice President and Co-Founder of Direct Expedite Dayna Harap has been in the transportation industry for almost 30 years. She enjoys building solid relationships with customers and vendors to help them learn and grow from one another. She has spent nearly her entire career on the trucking side of the air cargo business in various roles, from operations to sales. She values every company she has worked for, as they have brought her to where she is today. Dayna believes in teamwork, hard work, and a commitment to learning new things. Dayna actively…

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is launching “Be ATC,” a recruiting campaign to hire the next generation of air traffic controllers. The application window will be open nationwide from June 24-27 for all eligible U.S. citizens. Air traffic controllers are part of the FAA’s fast-paced, active team of 14,000 professionals in radar facilities and in air traffic control towers who keep the skies safe across the nation. Controllers have a tremendous responsibility, handling an average of 45,000 flights a day and more than 5,000 aircraft traversing the skies at once during peak times. Anyone interested in becoming an air traffic…

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IN-18 LLC (IN18) is certified MWBE and WOSB by NYS, NYC, PANYNJ, SBA, and WBENC. Its mission is to help companies scale through strategic planning, operational efficiency, team building, leadership training, and business development. IN18 is a Strategic Planning and Professional Development company helping people reach their greatest potential and companies create equitable and inclusive work environments. IN-18 has been providing full-cycle training and development services for 20 years. Our focus is leadership development, strategic business consulting, and project management. Through executive and leadership coaching, team-building events, and professional development training, we teach high achievers how to leverage soft skills…

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Hawaiian Airlines, the state’s largest and longest-serving air carrier, and Par Hawaii, LLC (“Par Hawaii”) an affiliate of Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. that is Hawaiʻi’s largest supplier of energy products, announced plans today to join forces to study the commercial viability of locally produced sustainable aviation fuels (“SAF”) — to replace all or a percentage of traditional kerosene-based jet fuel with fuel that is made with sustainable feedstocks. This is a major step for both organizations to reduce carbon emissions, address climate change, and create a more sustainable energy future for Hawaiʻi. Based on a memorandum of understanding signed by…

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