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In one of Metropolitan Airport News first year’s articles, I wrote a column on reclining seats, and how rude travelers are to hitch them down all the way to the lowest setting; especially during meal time. Things have changed in the industry. First; in order to maximize the number of passengers, almost all airlines have reduced the...
WFS strengthens leadership team in North America with five new appointments
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has announced key appointments to its leadership team in North America to support its air cargo and ground handling growth ambitions in 2020 and beyond. Paul Walton joins the company as Senior Vice President Express, responsible for all aspects of WFS’ Express business. He previously served as Senior Vice President...
Delta is temporarily reducing the number of weekly flights it operates between the U.S. and Seoul-Incheon (ICN), South Korea, due to global health concerns related to coronavirus (COVID-19). From Feb. 29 through April 30, the carrier will suspend service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and ICN, with the last flight departing MSP for ICN on Feb....
JFK Terminal 4 Disabilities Lanyard
JFKIAT, the operator of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, announced its partnership with the U.K. based Sunflower Lanyard Scheme to offer customers traveling through the terminal a discreet way to alert employees that they may require additional assistance, support or time. T4 is the first airport terminal in the Northeast to offer these symbolic lanyards...
JFK Airport's Terminal 4 Celebrates Carnival With Customers
JFKIAT, the operator of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport,recently hosted a special Carnival event for customers traveling through the terminal. During the event, recording artist and composer Kareem Thompson delighted passengers with a steel drum performance in the Arrivals Hall. Customers flying with Caribbean Airlines were offered special gift bags which included travel mugs...
Delta Thank You Plane
Delta Air Lines will pay out more than $1 billion in profit sharing, celebrating the outstanding accomplishments made possible by its employees around the world. The $1.6 billion profit sharing pool – a record for a U.S.-based company – translates to a 16.7% payout for eligible employees. "Delta would be nothing without our 90,000...
JetBlue 20th
JetBlue marked its 20th birthday, commemorating its first revenue flight between New York and Fort Lauderdale on February 11, 2000. Twenty years, 470 million customers, and 102 million bags of Terra Blue chips later, JetBlue continues to inspire humanity by combining great service with low fares for customers. “No one believed that a start-up airline in 2000 could...
Air Italy JFK
Qatar Airways-backed carrier Air Italy has entered liquidation and is ceasing operations, the airline announced Tuesday, February 11th.  Replacement flights for passengers booked on now-cancelled flights will be operated by other airlines until February 25. Those flights will be carried out using the same schedule as Air Italy, meaning that bookings for this period...
Airbus has revealed MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls) its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator. At 2 metres long and 3.2 metres wide, with a surface area of about 2.25m², MAVERIC features a disruptive aircraft design, that has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up to...
JFK Airport Terminal 4 Exterior
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reached agreement on key terms with Delta Air Lines and JFK International Air Terminal, the operator of Terminal 4, to dramatically expand Terminal 4 and consolidate Delta operations there, a key step in the transformation of John F. Kennedy International Airport...