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Uber to Offer Helicopter Service from Lower Manhattan to JFK

Uber to Offer Helicopter Service from Lower Manhattan to JFK

Ride-hailing service Uber announced an expansion into helicopter service on Thursday.
Dubbed Uber Copter, the new service – bookable from the standard Uber app – will take passengers from Lower Manhattan to John F. Kennedy International Airport. The service will only be available to members of its loyalty program, Uber Rewards, with Platinum or Diamond status.
The eight-minute, one-way flight will cost between $200 and $225 per person and include private ground …

Terminal 4 at JFK Partners with Aira to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Travelers

Terminal 4 at JFK Partners with Aira to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Travelers

Travelers who are blind or have impaired vision will have a much easier time navigating at least one airport terminal in New York City.
The JFK International Air Terminal, also known as Terminal 4, said it has deployed Aira Access, an app and service from Aira, a company that focuses on using technology to assist blind and low-vision people. The program connects a passenger with an agent who acts as a …

TWA Hotel at JFK Nears Completion and Opening

Attention aviation and architecture fans: The TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearing completion.
Partially housed in the storied TWA Flight Center, which serves as its reception area and lobby, the hotel will open its doors to guests on May 15.
The TWA Flight Center, which was also known as the Trans World Flight Center, was designed by Eero Saarinen and welcomed passengers starting in 1962. Both the exterior …

Customs Agent at JFK Stole $100 Bills from Passengers’ Handbags

Customs Agent at JFK Stole $100 Bills from Passengers’ Handbags

A customs agent assigned to John F. Kennedy International Airport was arrested Thursday for taking cash from bags of passengers he was supposed to be inspecting.
Joseph Cialone, who lives in East Meadow, New York, admitted according to the criminal complaint that he stole $100 bills from handbags belonging to arriving international travelers on over 100 occasions in the period from April 2018 to April 2019, according to the complaint.
Cialone, an …

JetBlue Announces Its Longest Route Ever, New York to Guayaquil, Ecuador

JetBlue Announces Its Longest Route Ever, New York to Guayaquil, Ecuador

JetBlue Airways announced it will begin new daily service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Guayaquil, Ecuador on December 5.
The new route will become the longest in the airline’s network by over 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers).
Flights will depart New York at 2 p.m. and arrive at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil at 9:04 p.m. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 10:55 p.m. …

Melt Shop to Open at New York’s John F. Kennedy and Pittsburgh Airports

Melt Shop to Open at New York’s John F. Kennedy and Pittsburgh Airports

Melt Shop, a purveyor of grill cheese and other melted sandwiches, announced plans to open restaurants at John F. Kennedy International and Pittsburgh International airports.
The company will operate both establishments in partnership with Skyport Hospitality, which has restaurants in multiple airports across the country.
“We’re excited to open our first two in New York and Pittsburgh later this year,” said Josh Morgan, the company’s chief operating officer. “Melt Shop is a …

JFK to Close One Runway for Refurbishment and Safety Upgrades

JFK to Close One Runway for Refurbishment and Safety Upgrades

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates John F. Kennedy International Airport, announced the closure runway 13L-31R, of one of the airport’s four runways, as well as the associated taxiways, for a complete overhaul.
The $355 million project started on Monday and will run through November of this year. The runway will be constructed using concrete instead of asphalt, which will give it a useful life of …