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LaGuardia Airport Celebrates Completion of New Central Terminal Construction

LaGuardia Airport Celebrates Completion of New Central Terminal Construction

The massive rehabilitation of the Central Terminal at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport is officially complete, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday.
State and local officials in New York celebrated the completion of the new Central Terminal at LaGuardia Airport, the final milestone in the $4 billion project.
The completion comes three years and one month after the Eastern Concourse first opened to passengers in December 2018.
The old LaGuardia Airport was so inhospitable …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Jan. 27: Europe Relaxes Covid Rules, CDC Adds 15 Countries to ‘Highest Risk’ Level

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Jan. 27: Europe Relaxes Covid Rules, CDC Adds 15 Countries to ‘Highest Risk’ Level

 
Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 27th day of 2022.
Multiple countries in Europe announced they will reduce or eliminate Covid restrictions.  Austria is ending rules for non-vaccinated individuals that restricted them from entering restaurants, cafés, museums, and other venues, while the Netherlands, which had some of the toughest measures in place starting in December, is relaxing …

JetBlue Reports $129 Million Loss in Fourth Quarter

JetBlue Reports $129 Million Loss in Fourth Quarter

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for fourth quarter of 2021.
The New York-based airline reported a net loss of $129 million on revenue of $1.8 billion for the quarter, a 177% increase over the same period in 2020, when it reported $661 million, but down 9.7% from 2019.
The airline forecast lower earnings in Q1 2022, it said, amidst ticket cancellations and high absenteeism amongst staff due to the omicron variant.
“For the …

Southwest Posts Fourth Quarter Profit, Expects Loss in Q1 2022

Southwest Posts Fourth Quarter Profit, Expects Loss in Q1 2022

Southwest Airlines announced financial results for fourth quarter of 2022.
The Dallas-based carrier reported a $68 million profit for the period.
While Southwest had reported quarterly profits earlier in 2021, the fourth quarter of 2021 is the first time since the start of the pandemic that the airline was able to show a profit attained without any government aid.
Southwest had received $2.7 billion in federal grants for payroll in the course of …

New York Metro Area to Get Yet Another Area Code, 363

New York Metro Area to Get Yet Another Area Code, 363

Nassau County, the most densely populated county in New York State outside of New York City, is getting a new area code next year, 363.
Originally part of the 914 area code, which it shared with neighboring Suffolk County and the lower Hudson Valley for several years starting with the nationwide adoption of area codes, Nassau was then split off along with Suffolk  into the 516 area code. In November 1999, …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Jan. 26: Deaths at 12-Month High, New York Mask Mandate Back On

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Jan. 26: Deaths at 12-Month High, New York Mask Mandate Back On

Deaths from the coronavirus in the United States were almost 3,000 on Tuesday, the highest figure in over 12 months, and the 7-day average hit 2,367.
In other news that we cover, hospitalizations from omicron have been lower than in previous waves, New York’s mask mandate is back on, and Neil Young wants his music off Spotify because the streaming service allows “false information about vaccines” to be podcast by Joe …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Jan. 25: EU to Relax Travel Rules, Judge Strikes Down New York Mask Rule

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Jan. 25: EU to Relax Travel Rules, Judge Strikes Down New York Mask Rule

A new version of the highly transmissible omicron variant is slowly spreading in parts of Europe and Asia and the World Health Organization is studying the mutation to see if it will pose any new challenges to a global population that is simply fed up with the pandemic.
In other news we cover today, New York State’s mask mandate was struck down, free N95 masks are arriving at pharmacies throughout the …