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United Airlines begins flight operations at LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B Eastern Concourse on June 2

United Airlines has made this announcement:

This weekend United customers traveling through New York-LaGuardia Airport will experience new gates on the Terminal B Eastern Concourse, following the first phase of the $4 billion, 1.3-million-square-foot redevelopment project of Terminal B, operated by LaGuardia Gateway Partners. With soaring ceilings up to 55-feet high and plenty of natural light, customers will have thirteen new shops, restaurants and services in the concourse to visit; all inspired by the best of New York – from the iconic Shake Shack and local Irving Farm Coffee Roasters to an outpost of New York’s famous toy store, FAO Schwarz.

The new concourse features ample gate seating, with charging stations throughout the seating area along with free unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi, offered by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Additional features include a “park area” complete with greenery and benches, an airport themed children’s play area which contains a 16-foot interactive display and restrooms with spacious stalls and above sink shelves that will keep belongings dry while washing hands.

As part of the terminal redevelopment, United will open its newest United Club on June 2. Conveniently located after security near United’s gates, the new club offers a private oasis of 10,500 square feet with sweeping views of the tarmac. The Club, which is 30 percent larger than the prior LGA United Club location, combines the sleek styles of New York City with the modern touches travelers desire and features more than 200 seats.

Customers can enjoy an expanded food menu including distinctly New York selections such as the iconic New York Bagel provider, Ess-a-Bagel, which will be paired with assorted cream cheese, jams and smokehouse salmon spread, a Greek salad bar and rotating hot foods including oven-baked Neapolitan ziti, fast-fired pesto and goat cheese flatbread, bite sized reuben corned beef with sauerkraut and more. Menu options will rotate throughout the day with hot and cold entrees available all-day. Additional amenities include complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, wellness rooms and phone booths.

All photos by United Airlines.

 

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Kuwait Airways starts nonstop service to New York, will add three seasonal routes

Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-300ER 9K-AOC (msn 62561) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 937401.

Kuwait Airways (Kuwait City) on January 11, 2019 started flying nonstop to New York (JFK). The flight previously stopped at Shannon Airport in Ireland.

Kuwait Airways is also adding new summer seasonal flights.

The airline will serve Malaga, Spain with two flights per week from June 3 until September 12, 2019.

The company will also fly to Trabzon, Turkey with three flights a week from June 1 until September 12, 2019.

The airline will also fly to Vienna, Austria with three flights a week from June 2 until September 8, 2019.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-300ER 9K-AOC (msn 62561) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 937401.

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Kenya Airways to start New York flights on October 28

Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 5Y-KZE (msn 36042) ZRH (Ton Jochems). Image: 942202.

Kenya Airways, as planned, will launch its new nonstop flights from Nairobi to New York (JFK) on October 28, 2018.

The airline will operate its state of the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner with a capacity of 234 passengers.

The new route will depart every day from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport hub in Nairobi at 23:25 arriving at JFK airport in New York at 06:25 the following day. From New York the flight will depart at 12:25 landing at Nairobi at 10:55 the following day. The duration will be 15 hours east bound and 14 hours west bound.

Top Copyright Photo (all other by Kenya Airways): Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 5Y-KZE (msn 36042) ZRH (Ton Jochems). Image: 942202.

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American Airlines to consolidate operations at New York’s LaGuardia Airport

American Airlines customers will enjoy an improved experience at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) starting December 9, 2017 when the carrier consolidates its operations to one terminal.

Upon the move, all American flights from LGA will be located in Terminal B. Since December 2013, flights have been split between Terminals B and C. This consolidated operation means all customers will check in at Terminal B and American will operate flights from each of the terminal’s four concourses.”

To ensure smooth travels for passengers, American’s customer assistance representatives will be stationed throughout Terminal B to guide customers and answer questions.

The terminal move at LGA is just another example of the customer experience improvements American is bringing to hubs across its network. Earlier this week, Philadelphia International Airport’s Terminal B debuted new food and dining options. Additionally, American is in the process of building five new gates at its Chicago O’Hare hub and is investing more than $1.6 billion to improve the experience at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Above Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-Envoy Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N543EA (msn 10323) LGA (Ken Petersen). Image: 924029.

American operates more than 170 daily flights to 41 destinations in the United States and Canada from LGA. In addition, the American Airlines Shuttle offers business travelers frequent and convenient access between LGA and Boston (BOS) and Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) with dedicated check-in areas, departure gates and baggage carousels at each airport.

With nearly 6,000 team members who live and work in New York, American proudly supports a variety of community and civic programs important to the city, including City Year New York, PENCIL and The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Map: American Airlines.

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

 

Delta to serve Havana, Cuba, from New York-JFK, Atlanta and Miami

Delta to serve Havana, Cuba, from New York-JFK, Atlanta and Miami

Delta Air Lines will begin serving Havana, Cuba, this fall from New York-JFK, Atlanta and Miami as a result of today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Delta applauds and thanks the DOT for awarding the airline the ability to resume operating daily, nonstop scheduled service to the Caribbean island for the first time in almost 55 years.

All routes are subject to Cuban regulatory approval. Delta will begin selling seats to Havana this summer.

Delta inherited passenger service to Havana, Cuba, from its merger with Chicago and Southern Air Lines (C&S) on May 1, 1953, offering nonstop flights from New Orleans. Political instability and profitability issues ultimately led Delta to suspend service on December 1, 1961.

From 2002-2004 Delta operated charters between New York-JFK and Havana. In October 2011, Delta began operating up to a dozen charter flights to Havana per week with daily service from Miami and weekly service from Atlanta and New York-JFK. It operated almost 500 trips before suspending service on December 29, 2012. Most recently, in 2015, Delta performed three ad hoc charter flights including one that carried the Minnesota Orchestra back to Cuba for its first performance on the island in more than 85 years.

Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-832 WL N3765 (msn 30819) JFK (Stephen Tornblom). Image: 921237.

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KLM celebrates 70 years of flying to New York

KLM celebrates 70 years of flying to New York

Copyright Photo: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747-206B PH-BUD (msn 20398) JFK (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 931335.

Exactly 70 years ago today. May 21, 2016, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines became the first European airline to initiate scheduled service between Amsterdam and New York.

On May 21, 1946, KLM operated its first flight with a Douglas DC-4 to what is now John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York (JFK). After the Second World War, KLM was the first European airline to initiate service between Europe and America.

To mark this auspicious occasion, passengers flying from Amsterdam to New York (KL641) will on May 21, 2016 will be served the recently introduced BOLS cocktail “The Flying Dutchman”. The cocktails will be shaken live on board by BOLS cocktail shakers.

Additionally, all passengers will receive the booklet “Boterballentijd”, specially written for KLM by Ronald Giphart. The book gives a fictional account of the inaugural flight.

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In 1946, KLM started with a daily flight to New York. In cooperation with our partner Delta Air Lines, KLM now operates four flights a day between Amsterdam and John F. Kennedy Airport. On this route, KLM and Delta Air Lines each operate two flights a day. In addition, Delta operates daily service between Amsterdam and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Each year, KLM brings around 400,000 passengers to “New Amsterdam”, making it KLM’s top North-Atlantic destination. Together, KLM and Delta bring more than 750,000 passengers each year between Amsterdam and New York.

Read more on the KLM blog.
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