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United Airlines Threatens to Leave JFK (Again), This Time Over Takeoff and Landing Slots

United Airlines Threatens to Leave JFK (Again), This Time Over Takeoff and Landing Slots

United Airlines said Tuesday that it will end service at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport come October unless the Federal Aviation Administration grants it additional landing and departure slots.
In a letter to Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen last week, United CEO Scott Kirby urged the agency to increase the carrier’s capacity at JFK, according to an e-mail the airline sent to employees on Tuesday that was viewed by …

Travel Chaos at NYC Airports After FAA Reports ATC Staff Shortage

Travel Chaos at NYC Airports After FAA Reports ATC Staff Shortage

If you’re flying out of a New York City airport Monday night, steel yourself for significant wait time: The Federal Aviation Administration is warning of hours long delays due to a staffing shortage at air-traffic control centers to manage the flow of airplanes in the region.
“Due to unexpected staff availability tonight, the FAA must reduce the flow of aircraft around New York City to maintain safety,” the agency said in …

The World’s Worst Airports for Delays and Cancellations So Far This Summer

The World’s Worst Airports for Delays and Cancellations So Far This Summer

Flying this summer? You might want to avoid airports in London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam, among others.
The delays at London Heathrow Airport are so bad that the airport authority asked airlines to stop selling tickets for outbound travel this summer, limiting passenger traffic to 100,000 departures per day.
Meanwhile, two North American airports, namely Toronto-Pearson International in Canada and Orlando International in Florida, are also on the top ten list, based …

Powerful Thunderstorms Bring Heavy Rain and Major Flight Delays and Cancellations in Northeast

Powerful Thunderstorms Bring Heavy Rain and Major Flight Delays and Cancellations in Northeast

A line of severe thunderstorms tore through the Northeast Monday, bringing heavy rain and damaging winds along with frequent lightning.
The National Weather Service reported a daily record amount of rainfall in Central Park, 1.85” (4.7 cm) recorded, breaking the daily rainfall record for that day of 1.76” (4.5 cm) previously set in 2012.
The storms resulted in cancellation rates as high as 50% at major airports and flooded major roads, leaving …

Delta to (Once Again) Restart Former Pan Am Non-Stop Service from New York to Berlin

Delta to (Once Again) Restart Former Pan Am Non-Stop Service from New York to Berlin

Delta Air Lines announced plans to once again restart daily service from New York to Berlin.
The non-stop service will commence on May 25, 2023.
Delta acquired the Berlin route along with many other European destinations when it acquired and began to operate Pan Am’s transatlantic routes on November 1, 1991, giving the Atlanta-based airline a major presence on flights across the Atlantic. While Pan Am was the first to offer scheduled …

Over 75,000 Flight Delays and Cancellations Kick Off Fourth of July Weekend With No End in Sight

Over 75,000 Flight Delays and Cancellations Kick Off Fourth of July Weekend With No End in Sight

Since Thursday, airlines have posted delays on over 73,000 flights, including over 400 scheduled for Sunday and Monday, and have cancelled almost 8,500 flights in addition.
For flights operating within the United States or into or out of the country, those figures are 15,306 and 3,234 respectively.
The rate of delays and cancellations in both the United States and Europe is higher this year than before the pandemic thanks to bad weather …

JetBlue Gains Permanent Heathrow Slot, Adds New Flight to Gatwick, and Enhances Ground Experience

JetBlue Gains Permanent Heathrow Slot, Adds New Flight to Gatwick, and Enhances Ground Experience

JetBlue Airways announced Monday it had secured permanent take-off and landing slots at London’s Heathrow Airport and that it planned to add an additional flight from New York to London Gatwick Airport.
Access to the airline’s permanent slots goes into effect on October 29, 2022.
“The U.S. – U.K. air corridor is among the busiest in the world and to effectively compete JetBlue is adding more flights across the North Atlantic, growing …