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2 Terminals at JFK Roll Out Biometric Boarding Technology

2 Terminals at JFK Roll Out Biometric Boarding Technology

International passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport will soon begin to benefit from high-tech boarding solutions that uses biometric technology to speed boarding for international flights.
Lufthansa unveiled a self-boarding gate at JFK’s Terminal 1. The gate uses facial recognition to verify the passenger’s identity and only opens the sliding partition once there is a match of the passenger’s facial image to the Traveler Verification Service operated by the U.S. …

United Airlines ‘Her Art’ Boeing 757 Takes Flight

United Airlines ‘Her Art’ Boeing 757 Takes Flight

A United Airlines Boeing 757 that features iconic images from New York and New Jersey on its fuselage and tail took to the skies Thursday at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The artwork includes the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and the Red Mill, an 1810 grist mill in New Jersey.  It also includes a globe that is intended to signal the airline’s worldwide connectivity.
The artwork was designed by a local …

Newark Airport to Get Consolidated Rental-Car Facility

Newark Airport to Get Consolidated Rental-Car Facility

Newark Liberty International Airport broke ground Tuesday on the construction of a consolidated rental-car facility.
Dubbed ConRAC, for Consolidated Rent-A-Car, the new building will house ten rental-car brands under one roof.  The new facility will be adjacent to the new Terminal One, which will replace the existing Terminal A and be fully open by 2022.
Facilities at the $500 million project will include 15 car wash stations and 54 refueling positions as …

JetBlue’s First Airbus A321neo Goes Into Service

JetBlue’s First Airbus A321neo Goes Into Service

JetBlue Airways announced that its first Airbus A321neo entered service on Tuesday.
The A321neo has a longer range and higher fuel capacity than the carrier’s other planes. JetBlue took delivery of the aircraft in the spring and it went into operation as Flight 1 on the airline’s New York-Fort Lauderdale route, the airline’s first revenue route when it commenced operations on February 11, 2000.  The first A321neo is named “David Neeleman” …

New Moxy Hotel Opens in Manhattan’s East Village

New Moxy Hotel Opens in Manhattan’s East Village

Marriott International announced the opening of the Moxy NYC East Village in Manhattan.
The new hotel has 286 guestrooms and suites. Each room is decorated with a specially commissioned art piece by Xan Padrón, a local artist.
Dining options for guests include Alphabet Bar and Cafe, located in the lobby, which offers Skee-Ball and an interactive graffiti installation, as well as a menu consisting of salads, paninis, and tartines, and Cathédrale, which …

American Airlines to Add 13 Seasonal Routes

American Airlines to Add 13 Seasonal Routes

American Airlines announced plans to add seven new seasonal routes starting in December and January.
The new routes will link Phoenix with four destinations, namely Cedar Rapids, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, and Wichita.  These routes will launch December 18, 2019.   The airline is also adding Los Angeles to Memphis, New York (LaGuardia) to Key West, and Washington D.C. (Reagan) to Panama City, Florida.
With the exception of the New York-Key West route, …

Two French Low-Cost Carriers to Offer Service to New York in 2020

Two French Low-Cost Carriers to Offer Service to New York in 2020

Two low-cost French airlines announced plans to offer non-stop service from Paris Orly Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport in the New York metropolitan area.
Both French bee and Corsair International will offer flights starting on June 10, 2020.  French bee will operate its flights using Airbus A350-900 aircraft.  Corsair will use Airbus A330-900neo jets.
Founded in 2016, French bee was originally known as French Blue until it changed its name following …