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Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Six Airlines Shuffle at LaGuardia during Construction

It was a hectic turnover day at the Marine Air Terminal A as Delta left and both JetBlue and Alaska Air moved in the same time. Boxes were uncrated, computers set-up, and taken down, walls painted, furniture moved and the signage outside of the terminal changed at 10pm all the while as passengers boarded the last Delta shuttle flights to Chicago and D.C. Read more…

Lt. Gov. Hochul lights up LGA McManus Park

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul made a holiday visit to McManus Park which is adjacent to LaGuardia airport. She attended the seasonal tree lighting along with Lysa Scully and several of her staff and RoseMarie Poveromo of the Union Community Association and several other local politicians. Read more…

Claus for celebration

The Community Mayors welcomed Santa Claus as he waved from the Delta cockpit as it was pulled into Hangar 19 to a cheering crowd of over 4000 special needs children and airport community volunteers. Read more…

JFK Airport Managers Bulletins

On November 15th, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center began providing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at JFK Airport. Read more…

Meridiana Adds USA Flights

Meridiana Fly (IG, Olbia) will begin its first year round flights from Milan Malpensa to New York JFK and Miami Int’l, with its first year-round North American services in 2018. While Meridiana previously offered non-stop summer only services from both Naples and Palermo to Terminal One, New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, it will now expand into year round operation there. Read more…

Port gives Newark EWR $500 million upgrade

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved $496 million for major landside and airside projects as part of the overall $2.3 billion Terminal A Redevelopment Program at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Read more…

Port Authority Board introduces 2018 Budget

Following a month-long public comment period, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners today approved the agency’s 2018 Budget consisting of $3.2 billion for operating expenses and $3.4 billion for capital expenses. The budget – which does not include a toll or fare increase – allows the agency to enhance security at its facilities, improve customer service, invest in sustainability and environmental protection initiatives, undertake significant sta Read more…

Sheltair Shelters Animals

Cats and Dogs rescued from Puerto Rico Land at Sheltair Westhampton Beach (FOK) Despite the winter weather it was a warm and fuzzy Christmas week for Sheltair Aviation’s facility at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, Long Island, New York (FOK), as some 130 animals were airlifted in for local adoption, refugees from storm ravaged Puerto Rico. Working in cooperation with the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) of the Hamptons, Sheltair employees met the chartered aircraft on the ramp and carefully transported scores of cages filled with dogs of every size, age and description f Read more…

JFK Rotary & JetBlue Wow Special Children

The JFK Rotary Club hosted over 400 special needs children at its annual Kids Christmas Party at JetBlue. A JetBlue plane served as Santa’s transportation this year, and he made a grand entrance waving his arms and shouting his traditional “ho, ho, ho” to the awaiting kids. Read more…

ClubFed Fetes CBP Ingrassia

The J.F.K. Health and Welfare Fund, otherwise known as Club Fed, held its 3rd annual holiday charity party and honored (A) ADFO Salvatore Ingrassia as Law Enforcement Executive of the Year. Read more…

Songs from all faiths bring us together

Christ for the World Chapel held its annual Christmas Concert again in Terminal 4 this year. Read more…

JFJ Air Cargo Donates Toys for Tots

The annual Toys for Tots luncheon held yearly by the JFK Air Cargo Association was once again a success. Members of the JFK Airport cargo community attended this fundraiser bearing presents for the disadvantaged kids who receive the Christmas surprises. Read more…

Operation Blue Lightning

The DHS Customs and Border Protection’s “Blue Lightning” initiative provides a voluntary mechanism to identify potential human trafficking victims and to notify federal authorities for front line workers at U.S. commercial airlines that operate U.S.-bound international routes. Read more…

Cargo Shorts

Cargo Shorts

Cargolux has signed a cooperation agreement with Japan’s Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) that allows both partners to access each other’s capacity through code-share and space swap agreements. The Luxembourg all-cargo carrier now has access to NCA’s flights from Frankfurt-Hahn to Tokyo (Narita) while NCA has access to Cargolux’s flights from Luxembourg to Narita. “This is a major milestone in Cargolux’s operations to Japan, which, traditionally, has been an important market for Cargolux,” said the company in a statement. Read more…

Hanukkah celebrated at JFK

Chanukah, also known as the Festival of Lights, was celebrated at the International Synagogue at Terminal 4 JFK Airport, with music, food and good will on 26th Kislev, 5778 (December 13, 2017). Read more…

Columbia Association gives $53K

The Columbia Association, a long time organization of charity and fraternity has donated $53,000 to the JFK Chamber of Commerce to help grow the JFK Chamber of Commerce 911 Memorial Park Fund. This eventual donation followed a maze of failed opportunities as the following story is told by Philip Maddalena, President, the Columbia Association. Read more…

Whats so funny about a name?

New, and many low cost airlines include a belly load of unusual names: JOON, is the low cost division of Air France, flying across cities in Europe. WIZZ Air expands further operations at London Luton Airport with the three new routes to the Greek capital Athens, the Icelandic town of Keflavik, and the Italian port city of Bari, starting in spring 2018. LEVEL is another low cost airline flying out of France from Newark starting in 2018. Read more…

2017 People Year Review

Goodbye Hello in 2017 Read more…

KAAMCOs new leaders

The last Kaamco meeting of the year was a lightly attended. Many people were on vacation but this did not diminish the announcements and meeting agenda. Read more…

Terminal One Party & KAAMCO Cargo Dinner

The Kaamco Cargo Operations Committee held its annual dinner dance and honored Roberts Redes, Assistant Port Director Customs Border Protection as its Person of the Year. Read more…
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