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New York Metro Area to Fully Reopen on May 19

New York Metro Area to Fully Reopen on May 19

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will allow most businesses to open at full capacity starting May 19, a milestone in the pandemic for a region that was at the center of the country’s earliest outbreaks.
The move was announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Restaurants, theaters, shops, museums, hair salons, barber shops, amusement parks, and fitness centers will be allowed to operate without capacity restrictions for the first time in …

Coronavirus News Update – May 1: U.S. Has Fully Vaccinated 100 Million People

Coronavirus News Update – May 1: U.S. Has Fully Vaccinated 100 Million People

As of Saturday morning, the world has recorded over 152.2 million Covid-19 cases and has seen over 3.2 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a service that tracks such information. In addition, over 129.4 million people worldwide have recovered from the virus.
Since the start of vaccinations at the end of last year, the world has administered more than 1.08 billion doses, the equivalent of 13.6 doses for every 100 people as of …

Coronavirus News Update – April 30: France Set to Reopen in Four Stages

Coronavirus News Update – April 30: France Set to Reopen in Four Stages

In an address to the nation, President Emmanuel Macron of France on Thursday outlined the country’s four-step process for coming out of its current lockdown. The first will be on May 3, when schools will reopen on a part-time basis. This will be followed on May 19, when bars and restaurants will open to for outdoor dining, with a maximum of six people per table. On June 9, the country …

JetBlue Gets First Long-Range Airbus A321 That Will Support Its Inaugural Transatlantic Service to London

JetBlue Gets First Long-Range Airbus A321 That Will Support Its Inaugural Transatlantic Service to London

JetBlue Airways announced it had taken delivery of its very first Airbus A321LR, the long-range version of the popular A321 jet.
The A321LR, first introduced in 2015 and that made its first flight in 2018, has a range of 4,600 miles (7,402 km) and can seat 206 passengers in a typical two-class configuration.
“The delivery of our new A321LR sets the stage for a new era at JetBlue in which we now …

Coronavirus News Update – April 28: Situation in India is ‘Horrifying,’ Says CDC Director

Coronavirus News Update – April 28: Situation in India is ‘Horrifying,’ Says CDC Director

India recorded over 360,000 new infections on Tuesday, the most of any country since the Covid era began. Hospitals are overrun and turning away patients, and crematories are literally overflowing with bodies.  The country’s capital city of New Delhi, home to over 20 million people, had a 31.28% positivity rate on Wednesday. “The situation there is horrifying,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Infection, said …

To Prepare for Summer, United Airlines Adds 480 Flights to Schedule

To Prepare for Summer, United Airlines Adds 480 Flights to Schedule

United Airlines said it would fly 60% of its flights in June compared to its June 2019 schedule.
The Chicago-based airline will add more than 480 daily domestic flights to its schedule, which translates into operating over 3,100 daily domestic flights.  The increase means that United will operate 67% of its domestic schedule when compared with June 2019.
The carrier will add new flights to Alaska, Hawaii, and Montana, among other destinations.
In …

JetBlue to Begin Serving 7 New Cities as Part of Alliance with American

JetBlue to Begin Serving 7 New Cities as Part of Alliance with American

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to add service to seven new locations from New York’s John F. Kennedy International and Boston Logan International airports. The move, which will include the carrier’s first flights to Canada, is part of the airline’s new Northeast Alliance with American Airlines.
The New York-based airline will begin service to San Antonio International Airport from both New York and Boston this October, as well as from …