Author: Metropolitan Airport News

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Boeing and China Aviation Suppliers Holding Company (CASC) today signed an agreement for 300 airplanes during a ceremony in Beijing. It was part of the United States trade mission to China, and was signed by Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, in the presence of US President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping. The agreement includes orders and commitments for 300 Boeing single-aisle and twin-aisle airplanes. The airplanes are valued at more than $37 billion at list prices. “China is a valued customer and key partner, and we’re proud that Boeing airplanes will be a part of its fleet growth for years to come,” said McAllister.…

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Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II at sunset

Norwegian operated its first flight from the United States to the “Eternal City” last night. Flights from New York City/Newark launched on November 9 and will be followed by nonstop service from Los Angeles on November 11 and Oakland on February 6, 2018. This marks 25 new routes from the U.S. by Norwegian in 2017, including nonstop service to Barcelona, which launched in June, and 12 new transatlantic routes from the northeast to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Norway with the brand-new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. So far, the airline has announced seven new routes for the first half of 2018, including new…

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JetBlue recently announced JetBlue For Good Month, a month of kindness and good deeds taking place in November. Throughout this month of philanthropy, the airline is bringing customers and crewmembers on board to join in giving back. Nearly 300 crewmember volunteers have joined JetBlue and KaBOOM! to build playgrounds in three of JetBlue’s focus cities, restoring play for more than 2,200 children and their families in underserved areas in Boston, Los Angeles, and New York. Over the past 12 years, JetBlue and KaBOOM! have partnered to build 27 playgrounds, providing safe play spaces for more than 60,000 children and their…

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Skúli Mogensen WOW Airline

WOW air will begin service to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) this spring, with the inaugural flight from the United States’ busiest international airport scheduled for April 26, 2018. East Coasters will be able to travel from JFK to Reykjavik and WOW air’s additional 22 cities abroad, daily throughout the summer. Additionally, the airline is extending service out of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) with 13 flights per week starting May 2018. $99 one-way tickets from JFK will go on sale today for passengers looking to travel to Paris, Amsterdam, London Stansted, Frankfurt, Dublin, Copenhagen and Berlin. To celebrate the new route, special prices will also be available out of the following US cities to…

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United Airlines 747 – Queen of the Skies

United Airlines (UAL) flew – for the final time – a Boeing 747 aircraft, the jumbo jet with the unmistakable silhouette that once represented the state-of-the-art in air travel. Serving as the ultimate throwback, the airline recreated the first 747 flight operated by United in 1970 for today’s historic farewell journey. Flight UA747 departed from San Francisco with service to Honolulu with more than 300 customers, employees and distinguished guests onboard. From a 1970s-inspired menu to retro uniforms for flight attendants to inflight entertainment befitting of that first flight, the “Queen of the Skies” is being sent off in style. Seats for this flight…

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JFK Terminal-4 Hainan Airlines

Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport – one of the world’s most active air terminals – recently welcomed Hainan Airlines to its growing list of international carriers, allowing Terminal 4 to serve more areas of China than ever before. The airline will now offer non-stop service, twice a week, between New York City, Chongqing and Chengdu, China. To commemorate the new route, a water cannon salute greeted the first flight upon arrival at Terminal 4. “As the premiere gateway to New York City and the United States, Terminal 4 is pleased to welcome Hainan Airlines to its wide…

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FAO-Schwarz JFK Airport T4 New York

Today, Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport – the premiere gateway to New York City and the United States – welcomed FAO Schwarz’s first-ever travel retail store to its premium offerings for a limited time. Operated by leading luxury retailer DFS Group, the 300-square-foot pop-up shop brings the brand’s memorable experiences and premium goods to Terminal 4 through December 31, 2017. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in celebration of the grand opening and FAO Schwarz’s entrance into the travel retail market. “We are thrilled to welcome FAO Schwarz’s iconic toys and products to Terminal 4,” said Gert-Jan…

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British all-cargo airline, CargoLogicAir (CLA), is adding Tel Aviv to its growing network of scheduled freighter operations. Starting on 10 November 2017, the London Stansted-based airline will operate a weekly Boeing 747-400F service to Tel Aviv via Frankfurt. The flight will depart Frankfurt for Tel Aviv Friday evening before returning to Frankfurt on Saturday morning. In December, the outbound service ex Europe will switch from Frankfurt to Hahn Airport. CargoLogicAir has appointed Rom Top Aviation as its general sales agency partner in Tel Aviv. Dmitry Grishin, CEO of CargoLogicAir, commented: “Our customers have indicated a high level of demand for…

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On October 16, 1956, Pan American Flight 6, which was a four-engine Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, took off from Honolulu and headed northeast towards San Francisco, at 8:26pm, HST. “PanAm 90943, Flight 6, declaring an emergency over the Pacific” was the message received by the Combat Information Control and then radioed to Coast Guard Radioman Doak Walker, onboard Coast Guard Cutter Pontchartrain, on duty between Hawaii and the California Coast. PanAm Stratocruiser “Sovereign of the Skies” had lost one, then two engines flying over the Pacific, halfway to destination, the point of no return. The Boeing Stratocruiser was a state of…

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Emirates today celebrates the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery center in Hamburg. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive officiated the ceremony. He was joined at the event by Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline; Tom Enders, Airbus Chief Executive Officer; Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, Director – Customer and Services; His Excellency Ali Al Ahmed, UAE Ambassador to Germany and Frank Horch, Senator for Economy, Transport and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Sheikh Ahmed said: “This is a tremendous moment…

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