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SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Moscow

SriLankan Airlines Airbus A330-343 4R-ALO (msn 1650) LHR (SPA). Image: 940517.

SriLankan Airlines announces the suspension of operations between Sri Lanka and Moscow, Russia with effect from March 28 due to operational restrictions that are outside of the airline’s control.

The restrictions are in the form of international financial and aircraft insurance limits which have been imposed on Russia due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, and directly impact SriLankan Airlines’ flight operations to Russia. Accordingly, SriLankan Airlines will cease operations to Moscow until further notice.

The airline expresses regret for any inconvenience caused to customers by this decision taken on account of a force majeure situation. SriLankan will continue to monitor the situation in Russia, and hopes to restart operations once conditions improve. SriLankan maintained two weekly flights between Colombo and Moscow before the cessation of operations.

In other news, SriLankan Airlines is celebrating the reopening of Indian skies on March 27, 2022 by doubling up to 88 weekly flights to India to match pre-COVID-19 levels. Consequently, customers too would be doubly rewarded by SriLankan expanding its flight frequencies at the same time that India does away with air travel bubble limitations this upcoming summer season. Coupled together, it will effectively provide SriLankan Airlines’ passengers enhanced flight options and connectivity between India and destinations in the Maldives; the Far East; Oceania; Europe; and the Middle East.

SriLankan continued to proactively expand into these markets during the past two years in spite of the many challenges arising from the pandemic. Accordingly, the airline launched operations to Seoul; Sydney; Kathmandu; Frankfurt; Paris; and Moscow between 2020 and 2021, while maintaining flights to the majority of its destinations in the pre-pandemic schedule. The airline expects to further establish its current network of routes within the next year for the benefit of passengers.

The airline’s Indian network currently covers the following cities: Delhi; Mumbai; Hyderabad; Trivandrum; Kochi; Chennai; Trichy; Madurai; and Bangalore. The reopening of Indian skies would allow a passenger to book a SriLankan Airlines’ flight from any of these Indian cities to any other online destination via Colombo. Similarly, passengers originating from non-Indian cities within the airline’s network could connect to any of the nine Indian cities that the airline flies to via Colombo.

Top Copyright Photo: SriLankan Airlines Airbus A330-343 4R-ALO (msn 1650) LHR (SPA). Image: 940517.

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JetBlue to honor 100,000 healthcare workers with pairs of roundtrip flight certificates, will have a New York flyover

JetBlue Airways has launched JetBlue Healthcare Hero, which will honor 100,000 healthcare workers with roundtrip flight certificates for two to anywhere JetBlue flies.

JetBlue will also bring the Clap Because We Care movement to the skies with a three aircraft, low altitude flyover salute above New York City on May 7 at 7 p.m. ET. The flyover will include the airline’s three New York-themed special liveries honoring the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), New York Police Department (NYPD) and all who live in and love New York (I LOVE NY/Empire StateDevelopment).

"Blue Bravest"

Above Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N615JB (msn 2461) (FDNY – Fire Department New York) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939468.

2017 version of "Blue Finest"

Above Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N531JL (msn 1650) (Blue Finest – Honored to Support New York’s Finest) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939472.

JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N586JB (msn 2160) (I Love NY) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 949900.

Above Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N586JB (msn 2160) (I Love NY) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 949900.

“JetBlue’s mission of inspiring humanity is stronger now more than ever,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue. “We applaud the healthcare workers who are helping us get through this challenging time and inspiring humanity along the way. This is an opportunity for us to fly it forward and show our appreciation for the heroic efforts of medical professionals, first responders and public servants – not just here in our home of New York but around the country as well.”

Nominate Your JetBlue Healthcare Hero

To kick off the program, JetBlue is donating pairs of roundtrip flight certificates for 10,000 healthcare workers at the Mount Sinai Health System, including their Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island campuses, as well as at NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the United States with more than 70 locations across the city’s five boroughs.

JetBlue is now calling on customers to thank the healthcare heroes in their life – from doctors and nurses, to pharmacists, therapists, social workers, public health administrators and more – by nominating them for a chance to receive one of 90,000 pairs of roundtrip flight certificates for two to use when the time is right. Starting today through May 15, 2020, customers can submit a brief description of why they are nominating their healthcare hero (a). For more information and full terms, please visit jetblue.com/healthcarehero.

JetBlue Crewmembers Invited to Celebrate Their Own Healthcare Heroes

Over the past 20 years, first responders have been at the heart of JetBlue. Many retired police officers, firefighters, EMTs, nurses and military personnel are actively employed across the airline. With this camaraderie in mind, JetBlue is providing its almost 23,000 crewmembers with roundtrip flight certificates to gift to the healthcare heroes in their life.

JetBlue Brings Clap Because We Care Movement to the Skies Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. ET

Every night, New Yorkers take to the streets at 7 p.m. to applaud the efforts of healthcare and essential workers near and far.

On May 7, JetBlue will take the Clap Because We Care movement to new heights by flying its three New York-themed liveries at a low altitude over the Big Apple during the evening clap. The aircraft, I Heart Blue York, co-branded in partnership with Empire State Development with the I LOVE NY; Blue Finest, dedicated to the New YorkPolice Department; and Blue Bravest, honoring the Fire Department of New York, will make an appearance over New York City between 7-8 p.m. tomorrow evening.

The flyover is being operated at no cost to JetBlue. The airline thanks its partners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, JetBlue Air Line Pilots Association, CarbonFund.org and a fuel provider. JetBlue also thanks NYC Emergency Management, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration for their incredible logistics support to make these flights happen, on top of all of their support of JetBlue during this pandemic.

Continuing to Support the Medical Community

JetBlue remains firmly committed to its mission of inspiring humanity by helping to get healthcare workers and much-needed supplies to the places where they are needed most.

To-date, JetBlue has flown more than 1,400 medical professionals to New York City and other destinations to help in relief efforts. Additionally, the airline has donated one million TrueBlue points to transport Red Cross personnel and disaster relief volunteers, along with 7,500 books and online educational resources to kids in need. Recently, JetBlue worked with Mercury Medical to fly 2,400lbs of cargo containing 2,500 disposable CPAP devices to New York State, in addition to the Ricky Martin Foundation, Project Hope and Charity Stars to fly critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to Puerto Rico for distribution in dozens of hospitals. to fly critically needed PPE down to Puerto Rico for distribution in dozens of hospitals. The airline has also donated cots, blankets and Mint amenity kits to Mount Sinai hospitals throughout New York to help keep their medical professionals rested in between shifts. JetBlue’s crew members are also paying it forward, coordinating donations of snacks to hospitals in Broward and Palm Beach counties and local food banks.

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JetBlue reaches a tentative agreement with its pilots

"Blue Finest" special livery for NYPD

JetBlue Airways has announced it has reached an agreement in principle with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) regarding JetBlue’s pilots. The agreement is subject to a ratification process which includes final documentation, review, and consideration by the ALPA Master Executive Council before being distributed to JetBlue pilots for final ratification.


Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N531JL (msn 1650) (Blue Finest – Honored to Support New York’s Finest) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104665.

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