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Blizzard Sweeps Across Northeast, Cancelling Flights and Closing Roads

Blizzard Sweeps Across Northeast, Cancelling Flights and Closing Roads

The storm that swept across the Northeast overnight disappointed some parts of the region but hit hard in many places, with winds up to 50 mph (80 km/h) and heavy snowfall.
The storm left more a foot (30 cm) of snow across much of Connecticut and Massachusetts, although its impact on New York City fell short of reaching historic proportions.
A blizzard warning remained in effect for much of Massachusetts and Rhode …

Storm Preparations Continue with Travel Bans and Flight Cancellations

Storm Preparations Continue with Travel Bans and Flight Cancellations

As millions of people in the Northeast prepared for one of the biggest blizzards to ever hit the region, government officials announced travel bans and suspensions and reductions in bus and train service, while urging people to leave work early.
New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, said that the storm will “likely be one of the largest blizzards” in the city’s history, announcing that there would be a ban on …

New Helicopter Service to Link Manhattan to JFK, Newark Airports

New Helicopter Service to Link Manhattan to JFK, Newark Airports

Gotham Air, a new helicopter service, announced the start of operations on Tuesday.
The company offers daily helicopter flights from any one of three Manhattan heliports to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty Airport.
Gotham Air partnered with Helicopter Flight Services, and will operate flights using helicopters from its fleet, including seven Bell 407s, one Bell 427, and one Sirkorsky S76 C+.
Gotham Air provides complimentary hors d’oeuvres, as …

JetBlue to Begin Flights Between New York and Reno, Nevada

JetBlue to Begin Flights Between New York and Reno, Nevada

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to launch new daily, non-stop flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Nevada’s Reno-Tahoe International Airport on May 28.  The service will be the first non-stop to the Nevada airport from the East Coast.
Flights will depart New York at 7:40 p.m. and arrive in Reno at 11:07 p.m.  From Reno, flights will depart at 11:59 p.m. and arrive in New York …

Delta Opens 11 New Regional Jet Gates at JFK

Delta Opens 11 New Regional Jet Gates at JFK

Delta Air Lines announced the opening of 11 new gates at its terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.
The Atlanta-based airline added 75,000 square feet (6,968 square meters) of space and 11 gates at Terminal 4 of JFK.  The project is part of Delta’s $1.2 billion overall investment at the airport.
With the opening of the new gates, Delta is relocating a number of its Delta Connection …

Air China Debuts 747-8 Intercontinental on First International Route

Air China Debuts 747-8 Intercontinental on First International Route

Air China announced the launch of a Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental on its New York-Beijing route.  The route is the first international service that the carrier has deployed the 747-8 Intercontinental on.
Air China will use the aircraft to operate one of its two daily flights between the cities.  The carrier will continue to use a Boeing 777-300ER for the other flight.
The airline said that the 747-8 Intercontinental will offer “double-digit improvements” …

Virgin America Begins Seasonal JFK-Fort Lauderdale Route

Virgin America Begins Seasonal JFK-Fort Lauderdale Route

Virgin American announced the launch of new daily seasonal service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday.  In addition, the airline said that it will be adding a second weekly flight to its seasonal service between JFK and Palm Springs, California.
Flights to Fort Lauderdale depart at 8:00 a.m. and arrive at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 11:05 a.m.  Flights from Fort Lauderdale to …