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JetBlue to Restart Service to 13 International Destinations in June

JetBlue to Restart Service to 13 International Destinations in June

JetBlue Airways announced tentative plans to restart a number of international flights that were suspended amidst the coronavirus from several U.S. cities next month.
The New York-based airline will restart service linking John F. Kennedy International Airport to 11 cities including Cancun; Grenada; Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica; Port-au-Prince; Provincials and Turks and Caicos, St. Lucia; and Santiago, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The carrier will also bring …

Coronavirus Update: The ‘Great Lockdown,’ Cases Near 2 Million Mark, Governors Form Pacts for Reopening Economy

Coronavirus Update: The ‘Great Lockdown,’ Cases Near 2 Million Mark, Governors Form Pacts for Reopening Economy

IN BRIEF
Calling the coronavirus pandemic the “Great Lockdown,” the International Monetary Fund said that the global economy faces its worst downturn since the Great Depression as a result of the impact of the novel coronavirus that includes national lockdowns and shuttered workplaces and factories around the world.
Meanwhile, Governors from some of the largest East and West coast states formed two compacts that will provide a coordinated response to reopening the …

Coronavirus Update: Italy Expands Lockdown, New Cases in China Fall Dramatically, Austria Restricts Access at Italian Border

Coronavirus Update: Italy Expands Lockdown, New Cases in China Fall Dramatically, Austria Restricts Access at Italian Border

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The worldwide number of cases of Covid-19 stands at 116,359.  The global death toll from the virus is 4,091. Of the current active cases, which total 47,621, 12% or 5,788 are serious, while the other cases are mild.
Italy, which has effectively quarantined its entire population as of Tuesday morning – now has 9,172 of the world’s cases and more than 463 of at least 4,000 deaths.
The United …

Coronavirus Update: Italy in Lockdown, Starbucks Employee Tests Positive, Tokyo Olympics Scales Back Torch Ceremony

Coronavirus Update: Italy in Lockdown, Starbucks Employee Tests Positive, Tokyo Olympics Scales Back Torch Ceremony

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The total number of coronavirus cases worldwide is now 107,936.  The death toll now stands at 3,665.
In Europe, Italian officials said that the total number of cases stood at 5,883, with 233 fatalities, the highest death toll outside of China. Health officials in France reported 103 new infections, bringing the total there to 949 including a member of the French Parliament.
The number of cases in the United …

Coronavirus Update: SXSW Cancelled, Cases Could ‘Increase Tenfold Every 19 Days’

Coronavirus Update: SXSW Cancelled, Cases Could ‘Increase Tenfold Every 19 Days’

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The worldwide number of cases of Covid-19 stands at 104,144.  The global death toll from the virus is 3,526.
Officials in China reported 99 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the first time that figure fell below 100.  Seventy-four of the new cases were in Wuhan.  The Chinese also reported 28 new deaths from the virus.
The number of confirmed infections in Europe rose above 7,400 in Europe, more …

JetBlue Turns 20

JetBlue Turns 20

JetBlue Airways turned 20 on Tuesday.  The New York-based airline’s first revenue flight was Flight 1 between New York and Fort Lauderdale on February 11, 2000.
The airline was founded with a pledge “to bring humanity to air travel.”
“No one believed that a start-up airline in 2000 could survive 20 months, much less 20 years,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue, adding that “taking care of people” proved to be …

Miami Airport Records Record Number of Passengers for 2019

Miami Airport Records Record Number of Passengers for 2019

Miami International Airport announced it that a record 45.9 passengers had passed through its portals in 2019, an increase of nearly one million passengers over the prior year.
The airport now serves ten million more passengers annually than it did ten years ago, according to the Miami-Dade County mayor’s office.
The airport attributed part of the growth to five new non-stop international flights.  In March 2019, Norwegian Air began non-stop daily service …