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Delta to Link New York with Lagos, Nigeria

Delta to Link New York with Lagos, Nigeria

Delta Air Lines announced that it will begin new service to Lagos, Nigeria from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on March 24, 2017. The carrier will operate the service three times a week, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Flights to Lagos’ Murtala Muhammad International Airport are scheduled to depart New York at 10:50 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and arrive at at 2:05 p.m. the next day. From Lagos, …

After Numerous False Starts, the New Penn Station Begins to Take Shape on Eighth Avenue

NEW YORK—The much ballyhooed $1.6 billion project of turning Manhattan’s James A. Farley Post Office Building into a reimagined Penn Station is about to begin, after a quarter century of planning, bold announcements, and false starts.
Soon to be known as Moynihan Station, the new train hall will include a skylighted atrium approximately the size of the Main Hall at Grand Central Terminal, a new Metropolitan Lounge for Acela passengers, shops, …

Delta Aircraft Involved in 3 Low-Speed Collisions in a 24-Hour Period at JFK

Delta Aircraft Involved in 3 Low-Speed Collisions in a 24-Hour Period at JFK

The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that it was investigating three separate incidents at John F. Kennedy International Airport that resulted in low-speed collisions involving Delta Air Lines’ aircraft.
The incidents took place in a period of less than 24 hours this week at the New York airport. One injury was reported.
The first incident occurred on August 15 at 7:12 p.m., when a Delta Boeing 737 clipped an American Airlines …

Hainan Airlines to Launch Chengdu-New York Flights

Hainan Airlines to Launch Chengdu-New York Flights

Hainan Airlines announced that it will begin new service between Chengdu and New York on October 26. The route will be the carrier’s second non-stop to North America from Chengdu, after its Chengdu-Los Angeles route.
Flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport will initially depart on Thursdays and Saturdays, while flights to Chengdu will operate on Fridays and Sundays. Beginning October 29, flights to New York will switch to …

American’s First 737 Max to Enter Service

American’s First 737 Max to Enter Service

American Airlines announced that its first Boeing 737 Max will be deployed on the carrier’s route between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Miami International Airport on November 29.
The news was announced in a memo to American’s employees.
American’s Boeing 737 Max jets use CFM International Leap-1B engines and has new winglets, which provide a 14% improvement in fuel use over comparable single-aisle aircraft.  compared to similar single-aisle aircraft.
American currently 100 Boeing 737 …

Delta to Move Ahead with $4 Billion New Terminal at LaGuardia by Itself

Delta to Move Ahead with $4 Billion New Terminal at LaGuardia by Itself

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey signed off on a deal approving a $4 billion plan for Delta Air Lines build a new terminal at LaGuardia Airport. Delta will now pay for almost the entirety of the project, Goldman Sachs, a former partner and co-financer of the project, backed out.
Sachs was originally supposed to provide $300 million in equity investments and $3.6 billion in debt financing. Delta …

JetBlue to Expand Dramatically at JFK with Second Terminal

JetBlue to Expand Dramatically at JFK with Second Terminal

JetBlue Airways announced plans Friday to expand its presence at John F. Kennedy International Airport through the development of a new and additional terminal.
The New York-based airline released Friday a Request for Qualifications seeking companies to develop the former Terminal 6 site at the airport and possibly the current Terminal 7 site for its use.
The airline said that the additional space would allow for an increase in the number of …