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United, Air Canada to Resume Flights to India Following Reopening of Pakistan Airspace

United, Air Canada to Resume Flights to India Following Reopening of Pakistan Airspace

United Airlines and Air Canada will resume flights to India following the reopening of Pakistan’s airspace to foreign countries, the two said separately.
Pakistan closed its airspace in February 2019.
United’s flights linking Newark to both Mumbai and Delhi will start on September 6, 2019 and its seasonal service between Delhi and San Francisco will resume on schedule on December 5. Air Canada’s Toronto-Delhi service will commence operations on October 1.
Air Canada …

JetBlue to Offer Non-Stop Service from New York to Guadeloupe

JetBlue to Offer Non-Stop Service from New York to Guadeloupe

JetBlue Airways announced thrice-weekly service linking New York City with Guadeloupe.
The airline announced plans for the new route on Bastille Day, France’s national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789.
The carrier will operate the flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport on Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, starting February 1, 2020, using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Guadeloupe is an archipelago and an overseas region of …

Power Restored to Manhattan After Major Blackout

Power Restored to Manhattan After Major Blackout

The blackout that plunged a wide swath of Manhattan into darkness Saturday evening ended a little over five hours after it had begun, with people cheering in the streets.
The power failure had left people trapped in subway cars and elevators, darkened most Broadway and off-Broadway stages, and briefly dimmed the bright lights of Times Square, impacting approximately 73,000 Con Edison electricity customers and many more tourists and New Yorkers who …

Major Blackout Hits New York City on 42nd Anniversary of 1977 Power Failure

Major Blackout Hits New York City on 42nd Anniversary of 1977 Power Failure

Parts of New York City were plunged into darkness when a power failure hit the West Side of Manhattan late Saturday.
The power failure came on the 42nd anniversary of the 1977 power failure that led to widespread looting and arson.
The blackout halted subways, disabled traffic lights, and brought the curtain down on Broadway shows. Times Square’s iconic billboards went dark, and Carnegie Hall was evacuated mid-performance and the performers – …

8 Injured When Taxi Crashes Into Manhattan Restaurant

8 Injured When Taxi Crashes Into Manhattan Restaurant

At least eight people, including some diners enjoying an al fresco meal, were injured when a taxi crashed into a restaurant in New York City on Thursday.
A taxi hit the Westville Hell’s Kitchen restaurant, located at 53rd Street and Ninth Avenue in the Hell’s Kitchen district in Manhattan.
The cab driver told police that someone hit him from behind, causing him to swerve into the restaurant.
Five people were taken to hospital, …

Delta to Open New LaGuardia Terminal This Fall

Delta to Open New LaGuardia Terminal This Fall

Delta Air Lines said it would open the first of four concourses in its new terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York City this fall.
The new terminal, which will replace Terminals C and D at the airport, will feature 37 gates, a centralized check-in area and security checkpoint, and a new Sky Club with an outdoor Sky Deck.
The first concourse will span 105,000 square feet (9,755 square meters) and offer …

Truck Accident Closes Port Authority Bus Terminal in N.Y. at Start of Long Holiday Weekend

Truck Accident Closes Port Authority Bus Terminal in N.Y. at Start of Long Holiday Weekend

The Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City was closed after a truck plummeted over a railing onto a highway on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel Wednesday afternoon.
The crash occurred just as thousands of holiday travelers were converging on the Port Authority, the busiest bus terminal in the country.
The orange garbage truck landed nose first on the westbound lanes of Route 495, which carries traffic flowing …