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JetBlue Announces Its Longest Route Ever, New York to Guayaquil, Ecuador

JetBlue Announces Its Longest Route Ever, New York to Guayaquil, Ecuador

JetBlue Airways announced it will begin new daily service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Guayaquil, Ecuador on December 5.
The new route will become the longest in the airline’s network by over 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers).
Flights will depart New York at 2 p.m. and arrive at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil at 9:04 p.m. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 10:55 p.m. …

American Airlines Aircraft Returns to Gate After Hitting Sign at JFK

American Airlines Aircraft Returns to Gate After Hitting Sign at JFK

An American Airlines aircraft returned to the gate Wednesday night after hitting a sign during takeoff.
Flight 300 was taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport when it hit a sign that was adjacent to the runway.
The aircraft “struck an object upon departure,” the airline said. A spokesman for the airline said that the plane hit the sign because it was slightly off center during takeoff.
The aircraft, which left the …

United Adding Munich, Geneva, Naples, Prague, Stockholm, Tel Aviv to Summer Schedule

United Adding Munich, Geneva, Naples,  Prague, Stockholm, Tel Aviv to Summer Schedule

United Airlines announced its summer international schedule, which includes 31 new and returning international routes.
In total, United will offer customers service to 54 international destinations this year.
The Chicago-based airline will add service linking the New York area with Prague and with Naples, Italy.
In addition to the new Naples service, it is adding service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Munich, Geneva, and Stockholm, as well as service between Washington’s Dulles …

Melt Shop to Open at New York’s John F. Kennedy and Pittsburgh Airports

Melt Shop to Open at New York’s John F. Kennedy and Pittsburgh Airports

Melt Shop, a purveyor of grill cheese and other melted sandwiches, announced plans to open restaurants at John F. Kennedy International and Pittsburgh International airports.
The company will operate both establishments in partnership with Skyport Hospitality, which has restaurants in multiple airports across the country.
“We’re excited to open our first two in New York and Pittsburgh later this year,” said Josh Morgan, the company’s chief operating officer. “Melt Shop is a …

JFK to Close One Runway for Refurbishment and Safety Upgrades

JFK to Close One Runway for Refurbishment and Safety Upgrades

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates John F. Kennedy International Airport, announced the closure runway 13L-31R, of one of the airport’s four runways, as well as the associated taxiways, for a complete overhaul.
The $355 million project started on Monday and will run through November of this year. The runway will be constructed using concrete instead of asphalt, which will give it a useful life of …

Delta to Upgrade Boeing 767-400 Cabins, Will Deploy Them on Routes Linking London Heathrow with Boston and New York

Delta to Upgrade Boeing 767-400 Cabins, Will Deploy Them on Routes Linking London Heathrow with Boston and New York

Delta Air Lines announced plans to upgrade the cabins of its Boeing 767-400ER aircraft. The airline currently has 21 of these jetliners in its fleet.
The refurbished 767-400s will be used on all Boston and New York flights to London’s Heathrow Airport.
The business-class cabin will feature 34 new Delta One business-class seats that are similar to those on its new Airbus A350 aircraft.  
Each seat has direct-aisle access, sliding privacy dividers …

Delta to Add Non-Stop Service to London-Gatwick from New York and Boston

Delta to Add Non-Stop Service to London-Gatwick from New York and Boston

Delta Air Lines announced plans on Thursday to launch service to Gatwick Airport near London from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport.
The Gatwick service will be offered in conjunction with Delta’s joint-venture partner, Virgin Atlantic Airways and will start in the summer of 2020. Gatwick Airport was the destination of Delta’s very first transatlantic flight 40 years ago.
Business-class passengers will have use of Virgin …