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United Airlines Plans to Add 22 New Domestic Routes in 2019

United Airlines Plans to Add 22 New Domestic Routes in 2019

United Airlines said on Monday it plans to add 22 new routes in 2019 including daily service to Anchorage and non-stop service to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, fromChicago, Newark, and Washington, D.C.
The airline plans to add non-stop service between San Francisco International Airport and John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Ohio starting on June 6, 2019. On March 31, 2019, United will also link Los Angeles International Airport to …

Virgin Atlantic to Operate Pride Flight with LGBTQ Crew

Virgin Atlantic to Operate Pride Flight with LGBTQ Crew

Virgin Atlantic announced it will operate a special flight from London to New York City in honor of WorldPride next June.
The flight will be hosted by Netflix star Tituss Burgess and will be operated by an LGBTQ crew.
The special voyage will travel from London Heathrow Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport on June 28, 2019, coinciding with WorldPride as that event marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots.
“We’re going …

JetBlue to Add Multiple New Routes Including Service to Ecuador and Rochester

JetBlue to Add Multiple New Routes Including Service to Ecuador and Rochester

JetBlue Airways announced multiple new routes and network changes.
The changes will make the airline “even more relevant in its key markets.”
The New York-based airline is adding new service to José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
In addition, the airline is adding service between Boston Logan International and Greater Rochester International airports and Providence’s T.F. Green International and Palm Beach International Airports, and it …

JFK Airport: Its Future as a ‘21st Century Transportation Hub’

On Thursday, New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, presented a $13 billion plan to fix John F. Kennedy International Airport and turn it into a “21st century transportation hub.”
“The transformation of JFK Airport… will ensure New York remains the nation’s front door to the world,” said the governor.
The plan calls for two new terminals, a $7 billion, 2.9 million square foot (270,000 square meter) terminal on the airport’s south side, and …

New York Area Airport Workers to See Minimum Wage Rise to $19

New York Area Airport Workers to See Minimum Wage Rise to $19

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates multiple New York-area airports, announced Thursday that its board had voted to authorize a $19 minimum wage that will benefit as many as 40,000 airport workers.
The raise will go into effect over the next five years.
“This campaign is about respect and paying a fair living wage for honest work in an industry that depends on its employees to safely …

JetBlue to Add Boston-Palm Springs and Expand JFK-Palm Springs Service

JetBlue to Add Boston-Palm Springs and Expand JFK-Palm Springs Service

JetBlue Airways announced it will launch new twice-weekly service between Boston and Palm Springs, California, next February.
The New York-based carrier said it will also expand the duration of its seasonal flights from New York to Palm Springs to include Memorial Day Weekend in 2019. Service to Palm Springs is set to begin on October 10, 2018.
The airline will operate the Boston-Palm Springs route on Mondays and Thursdays from February 14, …

Airport Workers to Protest Low Wages at Airports Around the World

Airport Workers to Protest Low Wages at Airports Around the World

The International Transport Workers’ Federation and the UNI Global Union announced that airport workers plan to hold demonstrations on October 2.  The protests are intended to call attention to the need for what the union terms fair wages.
The protests will take place at 40 airports in 13 countries. The list of airports includes Denver International, Frankfurt Airport, Los Angeles International, Newark Liberty International, Paris Charles de Gaulle, and Schiphol Amsterdam …