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JetBlue adds new service between Steamboat Springs and three hubs

10th Anniversary - "Blues Brothers"

JetBlue Airways has announced the start of new service in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with the arrival of inaugural flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Long Beach Airport (LGB).

Service started on December 15.

JetBlue nonstop service to the Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN) is currently scheduled as follows:

The new routes connect the world-renowned ski destination with three key regions of JetBlue’s route map and operate on a winter seasonal schedule.

JetBlue becomes the only airline to offer nonstop service from both New England and South Florida to Steamboat Springs. And Long Beach service opens up a new and convenient airport choice for Southern California travelers. Twice-weekly Boston and Long Beach service operates Wednesdays and Saturdays, with Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood service operating weekly on Saturdays.

JetBlue flights serve Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN), just 30 minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs.

JetBlue will operate new Steamboat Springs flights using its Airbus A320 aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo (others by the airport): JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N569JB (msn 2075) (10th Anniversary) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944819.

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JetBlue to move to the Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia

JetBlue Airways, New York’s Hometown Airline®, on October 20, 2017 announced it has reached an agreement with multiple parties to move its operations at New York’s LaGuardia Airport to the historic Marine Air Terminal, bringing JetBlue customers greater convenience and an improved ground experience while the Central Terminal undergoes reconstruction.

JetBlue will be the main tenant at the Marine Air Terminal, an aviation landmark, occupying four gates once the transition is completed in December – just in time for the start of the busy holiday travel season. This move will alleviate traffic and congestion as construction on the Central Terminal gets underway. JetBlue plans to move back to the Central Terminal when construction is completed.

While honoring the historic design of the Marine Air Terminal, JetBlue will add its own modern touches creating an airport experience in line with the award-winning service its customers receive onboard. With the needs of both business and leisure travelers in mind, including customers traveling on JetBlue’s popular Boston-LaGuardia route, customers can:

  • Avoid the congestion of the Central Terminal area
  • Request pick-up and drop-off points right at the Marine Air Terminal curb
  • Secure taxis with shorter lines and less congestion
  • Park conveniently next to the terminal
  • Access multiple city bus services

Once the move is completed, JetBlue customers arriving at the Marine Air Terminal, the airport’s closest terminal to Manhattan, will be welcomed by hospitality-trained crewmembers in an open concept, self-service focused lobby, designed to provide personal, helpful and simple touches.

The Art Deco Marine Air Terminal is one of aviation’s most historic landmarks. When it opened in 1940, it housed operations for seaplane service with aircraft departing from the East River. Over the years it has also served as a private jet terminal.

Map Above: LaGuardia Airport.

Below Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N569JB (msn 2075) (10th Anniversary) LGA (Ken Petersen). Image: 924210.

JetBlue's special 10th Anniversary livery


JetBlue and Cape Air partner with Bridgewater State University to establish a pilot pipeline

JetBlue Airways (New York) and Cape Air (Hyannis) recently announced a new partnership with Bridgewater State University (BSU). BSU is the newest addition to JetBlue’s University Gateway Program, a pilot talent pipeline which partners with top university aviation programs and regional airlines such as Cape Air. BSU is the airline’s first school alliance in its Boston focus city.

JetBlue’s University Gateway Program is a career-planning and mentoring initiative designed to identify and recruit talented professionals into the pilot ranks. The program includes rigorous academic training and valuable regional airline experience. The University Gateway program creates a clearly defined career path for aspiring pilots, beginning early in an aviator’s college career and culminating with the possibility of a final interview at JetBlue.

In late August, Captain Rich Carter, JetBlue’s director system chief pilot, Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria, president of Bridgewater State University and Linda Markham, president of Cape Air officially signed a memorandum of understanding. JetBlue crewmembers as well as school administrators were on hand at Boston’s Logan International Airport to celebrate the announcement. BSU is the seventh university partner for JetBlue’s University Gateway Program. Other academic alliances include the University of North Dakota, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona and Prescott), Auburn University, Jacksonville University and Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.

The University Gateway Program is open to students at participating schools with high academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or above) and recommendations from their professors. It requires a successful series of interviews with JetBlue and a regional airline partner, as well as continued enrollment in an Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) program. During the Gateway Program, participants intern at Cape Air or other regional airline partners, and then serve as an instructor at their respective flight school. Following that process, candidates fly with Cape Air for at least two years and then receive an interview at JetBlue.

BSU is an AABI accredited university which offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science with concentrations in aviation management or flight training. The university combines a liberal arts education with flight experience and prepares students to fly in varying weather conditions and over mountainous terrain and open waters as well as how to handle operations in both controlled and uncontrolled environments.

Education is a core pillar of JetBlue’s overall strategy and responsibility platform. The airline and its newly launched JetBlue Foundation encourage students to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), including aviation careers from piloting an aircraft to maintaining its engines. JetBlue has a unique education pathway including relationships with elementary school students and mentoring high school and college students to the University Gateway Program, which may lead to positions as Pilot Trainees with the carrier.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. A dramatic “up close” runway action view of JetBlue’s special 10th Anniversary color scheme on Airbus A320-232 N569JB (msn 2075) at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

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Nok Air takes delivery of a special 10th Anniversary Boeing 737-800


Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) today (July 11) delivered to Nok Airlines Public Company Limited (Nok Air) (Bangkok) this Boeing 737-86J registered as HS-DBQ (msn 37794) painted in this 10th Anniversary special livery.

The 737-800, owned by Ireland-based leasing company Avolon and operated by Nok Air, features the traditional bird-themed livery with the addition of stars, streamers and “10th Anniversary” painted on the airplane to celebrate the milestone. The aircraft was previously planned to go to Airberlin.

Nok Air means Bird Air in the Thai language.

Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Nok Air’s brand new 737-800 lands at Boeing Field in Seattle.

Nok Air: AG Slide Show

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Jetstar Airways celebrates 10 years with a new A320 logo jet

Jetstar A320-200 VH-VGF (10th anniversary) MEL (Jetstar)(LR)

Jetstar Airways (Melbourne) on May 25 celebrated its 10th anniversary. The low-cost subsidiary of QANTAS Airways had a special ceremony at its Melbourne hangar to unveil a special orange and white 10th anniversary logo jet scheme on the pictured Airbus A320-232 VH-VGF (msn 4497).

Copyright Photos: Jetstar Airways. The unveiling ceremony at Melbourne. The left side carries #jetstargeneration titles. On the right side the A320 has “low fares forever” titles.

Jetstar A320-200 VH-VGF (14-#jetstargeneration)(Ceremony) MEL (Jetstar)(LR)

Jetstar Airways: AG Slide Show

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Blue Panorama Airlines enters into bankruptcy protection and reorganization

Blue Panorama Airlines (Rome-Fiumicino) has entered into the equivalent of Chapter 11 (bankruptcy protection and reorganization). On October 23, the company issued the following statement (translated from Italian):


Blue Panorama Airlines S.p.A. announces that it has applied for admission to the composition procedure in continuity under the Development Decree, according to the U.S. model of highly effective better known as “Chapter 11”.
Blue Panorama has decided to use this tool accessible to even a few weeks to Italian companies to consolidate their financial and capital structure in order to deal in the best position possible to the challenges posed by the current economic environment in the field of aviation and leisure travel. This is to continue to play in this respect the leading role that for over 14 years, is recognized by its customers. The start of the procedure has been notified to ENAC, which provided for the issuance of temporary license pursuant to article 9 of the Regulation 1008/2008.

The objectives that arises Blue Panorama Airlines through this new route are to:

– Continue to offer passengers excellent service, safe and reliable;
– Improve the industrial and commercial efficiency;
– To ensure the normal operation of domestic and international flights;
– Continue to offer competitive air links for the benefit of users;
– Make Blue Panorama Airlines and Blu-express a new benchmark in the sector.

During the reorganization process, Blue Panorama Airlines will carry out normal operations, while maintaining the commitment of its management team and operational. In addition to the consolidation of traditional connections will also be triggered new international services of great interest both outgoing and incoming flows.

Blue Panorama Airlines and Blu-express continue to operate their respective flight schedules, honoring tickets and reservations as usual, and to continue the industrial partnerships with carriers, tour operators and travel agent partners.
The President and founder of the company, Franco Pecci, maintains and increases its commitment to the holding in the firm belief that customers, which have always been the company’s priority will continue to use the Blue Panorama flights and Blu-express for quality service competitive and constantly delivered by the carrier in all years.

Copyright Photo: Lucio Alfieri. The company operates under both the Blue Panorama Airlines and blu-express names and brands. Boeing 737-4K5 EI-CUN (msn 27074) carries both names at Bologna.

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Norwegian takes delivery of its 50th new Boeing 737-800, dedicates the aircraft to UNICEF

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) continues to phase in brand new aircraft. The airline has taken delivery of its 50th new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The aircraft is painted in the children’s rights organization UNICEF’s colors and logo to mark the Norwegian’s signature and UNICEF partnership.

Boeing 737-8JP LN-NGE (msn 39050) in the UNICEF livery and named “Commemorative Air”, was handed over yesterday (October 1) and landed at Gardermoen in Oslo today dedicated to UNICEF. Norwegian has been working with UNICEF since 2007. In connection with the Norwegian’s 10th anniversary on September 1, Norwegian gave  NOK 1 million to UNICEF.  The aircraft will fly throughout the Norwegian’s European route network.

Copyright Photo: Norwegian Air Shuttle.

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JetBlue to add the Boston-Newark route

JetBlue Airways (New York-JFK) plans to continue growing its focus city at Boston’s Logan International Airport with new daily nonstop service to Newark, beginning in early May 2011. JetBlue will operate four daily flights to Newark’s Liberty International Airport, complementing its existing schedule of frequent daily flights between Boston and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Copyright Photo: Dave Campbell. Airbus A320-232 N569JB (msn 2075) decorated in the special 10th Anniversary color scheme awaits its turn for takeoff from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.l