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JetBlue CEO Barger to Retire

JetBlue CEO Barger to Retire

JetBlue Airways said that its CEO, Dave Barger, will retire in February and that Robin Hayes, the airline’s president, will succeed him.
Mr. Barger will continue on the company’s board of directors until February 2015 and Mr. Hayes will join the board at that time.
The incoming CEO is a former British Airways executive who became JetBlue’s president in 2013, with responsibility for the airline’s operations and commercial activities.  He previously served …

Virgin Atlantic to Add Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi

Virgin Atlantic to Add Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi

Virgin Atlantic said it plans to offer passengers in-flight Internet service under an agreement announced Wednesday with in-flight Internet provider Gogo.  Virgin Atlantic will be the first European carrier to offer the Gogo service.
The airline will also be the second carrier to offer Wi-Fi on the highly competitive New York-London route.  American Airlines is currently the only airline offering in-flight Internet access on the route.
Virgin Atlantic will install Gogo’s 2Ku …

Summer Storms Slam Much of U.S., Thousands of Flights Delayed, Cancelled

Summer Storms Slam Much of U.S., Thousands of Flights Delayed, Cancelled

One of the most uncomfortable days of the summer in many parts of the United States ended with torrents of rain and a sky brightened by the flash of lightning.
As of 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, over 2,900 flights had been delayed, with a further 268 cancelled, according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.  Chicago O’Hare, Washington Dulles, Philadelphia International, and Charlotte Douglas airports saw the greatest impact from …

JAL to Launch Nagoya-Bangkok, Osaka-Los Angeles Routes, Reduce Flights from Tokyo Narita

JAL to Launch Nagoya-Bangkok, Osaka-Los Angeles Routes, Reduce Flights from Tokyo Narita

Japan Airlines announced changes to its schedule for the second half of the fiscal year.  The airline plans to launch new flights as well as operate different aircraft on select routes.  The carrier also said it will introduce its JAL Sky Suite on various flights, and decrease the number of flights to several destinations from Tokyo Narita.
On December 20, Japan Airlines will launch new daily service between Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair …

Virgin Atlantic to Increase Transatlantic Offerings, Discontinue Service to Narita, Mumbai, and Cape Town

Virgin Atlantic to Increase Transatlantic Offerings, Discontinue Service to Narita, Mumbai, and Cape Town

Virgin Atlantic announced multiple changes to its schedule including the discontinuation of service to several major cities.
Virgin will add an extra daily flight between London Heathrow and both New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles.  In addition, the airline will add an additional seasonal flight between Heathrow and Miami during the winter, as well as an additional flight to San Francisco and Atlanta during the summer.
Virgin will also …

Park Hyatt New York Opens its Doors

Park Hyatt New York Opens its Doors

Hyatt announced that its new flagship property, the Park Hyatt New York, opened on Monday.
The hotel is located within walking distance of Central Park and across the street from Carnegie Hall on West 57th Street. Park Hyatt New York occupies the first 25 floors of the 90-story One57 skyscraper designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc and located in midtown Manhattan.
It has a total of 210 guest rooms, each 475 square …

Hyatt Herald Square New York to Open in Manhattan

Hyatt Herald Square New York to Open in Manhattan

Hyatt announced it will open a new property in Midtown Manhattan this October.  The Hyatt Herald Square New York will be located in the Herald Square neighborhood of the city, between Fifth Avenue and Broadway.
The hotel’s lobby will have separate areas with different themes, including a lounge designed like a library, an espresso bar, a shop offering snacks, a work area with tables for writing, a dedicated concierge desk, and …