Author: Metropolitan Airport News

Produced by a team of aviation professionals, and enthusiasts our mission is to inform and update the more than 68,000 employees who work on the metropolitan New York airport properties, as well as the many others that provide goods and services in the surrounding communities.

The USO today announced the formation of USO PathfinderSM transition services, the culmination of two years of effort to position the USO to become the nation’s leading provider of assistance for the estimated 250,000 men and women who leave military service each year for civilian life. The USO PathfinderSM program represents a union of the best-in-class business model developed by former Lakewood, Washington-based nonprofit RP/6, and the global reach and scale of the USO. After partnering with the USO throughout its start-up phase, RP/6 – a nonprofit founded by two veterans in 2013 – became part of the USO’s global…

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JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced a variety of new brand-name snacks will be introduced in its popular EatUp boxes starting July 1. The airline, known for its unlimited and complimentary brand-name snacks, offers enhanced snacking for customers looking for additional eats on board with its curated EatUp boxes available for purchase on flights longer than two hours. JetBlue’s refreshed EatUp boxes include irresistible brand-name snack options designed with customer cravings, whether sweet or salty, in mind. The new inflight offerings are packaged in four themed boxes, allowing customers to choose from high-protein bites, indulgent options or healthful treats featuring gluten-free,…

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Norwegian launched its first nonstop transatlantic flight from Stewart International Airport to Edinburgh Airport in Scotland. This is the first of five routes that will operate from the airport. The airline’s other routes to Ireland, Northern Ireland and Norway will launch in July. Stewart International Airport will also be the home of Norwegian’s newest crew base – its third in the United States. The airline will station two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and 30 pilots and flight attendants at the Orange County airport to accommodate the new service offering, with plans to hire additional crew later in the year. “Four…

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Governor Chris Christie and Port Authority officials broke ground this morning on the overhaul of Newark Liberty International Airport’s 44-year-old Terminal A to provide travelers with a 21st-century facility, creating jobs and boosting the regional economy. Today’s event highlighted the commencement of work to build three roadway bridges designed to reduce congestion and help connect the central terminal area roadway network to the new terminal. This is the first of several major construction segments that will lead to a new Terminal A and expanded service for airline passengers. “Newark Liberty International Airport is an essential economic engine for New Jersey,…

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On the occasion of World Environment Day, Emirates is showcasing an environmentally friendly aircraft cleaning technique that has enabled the airline to save millions of litres of water every year. Emirates uses the ‘aircraft drywash’ technique to clean its aircraft. As indicated by the name, little or no water is involved in cleaning the aircraft, which is in contrast to conventional methods of aircraft cleaning which typically use thousands of litres of water per wash. During the course of every flight, an aircraft accumulates dust and grime on its external surface. In addition to making the aircraft look dirty and…

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Travel and life at JFK Airport just got a little healthier for Fido and his furry friends. Today, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals announced the opening of AirHeart Pet Hospital, the first-ever full-service airport veterinary hospital, at JFK. AirHeart Pet Hospital is located at 78 Old Rockaway Boulevard in Jamaica, New York, and lives inside The ARK, the world’s first privately owned, 24-hour animal terminal and airport quarantine center at JFK. The new hospital will provide critical medical care to pets traveling through and living around the airport. AirHeart will provide primary and urgent care and eventually will add 24-hour emergency services…

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Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has successfully transported some of the world’s best show jumping horses across three continents in the space of a month. The horses were transported from Liege in Belgium to compete in the first three legs of the Longines Global Champions Tour in Mexico City, Miami and Shanghai in April 2017. The air cargo carrier operated a total of 10 dedicated freighter flights each carrying 25 horse stalls to transport the equine champions and their grooms. Emirates SkyCargo worked closely with Peden Bloodstock, a specialist in horse transportation to manage the complex logistics involved…

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JetBlue recently announced it will collaborate with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and SITA to test a new paperless and deviceless self-boarding process as part of ongoing trials to implement a biometric exit process in the future. JetBlue will be the first airline to integrate with CBP to use biometrics and facial recognition technology to verify customers at the gate during boarding. The program will start in June on flights from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport. Customers can participate without any prior enrollment or registration. Customers who opt-in during the boarding process can put…

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If you’ve ever peered out the window of an airplane at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York City to see an aircraft being showered by a water cannon salute or inner-city schoolchildren enjoying a “kids day,” it’s likely you’ve seen the work of Chuck Eason. But it’s what you don’t see that really makes “Chucky,” as he’s affectionately called, a standout among American Airlines’ 120,000 employees. Some would say Chuck has “institutional knowledge,” but others would just say he is an institution. His 48 years of experience with American comes in handy daily in his role as senior tower planner.…

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American Airlines and nearly 60 of their cancer-fighting, surviving and co-surviving team members came together to film a campaign as part of its collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer and (SU2C) Ambassador Bradley Cooper. Last year, American Airlines launched a multi-year, multi-million-dollar collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer because of their groundbreaking approach to cancer research and commitment to fighting this terrible disease by getting new therapies to patients quickly. “Standing up is a powerful thing,” said Bradley Cooper, Stand Up To Cancer Ambassador. “But it’s never meant more than it does now. It was an honor to meet the…

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