Hainan to Offer Chengdu-to-JFK Flights

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BEIJING — China’s Hainan Airlines is scheduled to launch non-stop service between Chengdu and New York’s JFK Airport on October 26, 2017. Following the roll-out of the Chengdu–Los Angeles service, this will be Hainan Airlines’ second direct flight from Chengdu to North America. With the new service, travelers will be able to fly directly from …

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JetBlue Partners With Gladly to Improve Customer Service

NEW YORK — JetBlue is forming a partnership with Gladly to improve customer service at the airline. Based in San Francisco, Gladly enables travelers to have one continuous conversation with JetBlue’s customer support team across multiple communication channels. Gladly was introduced to the company by JetBlue Technology Ventures, the venture capital subsidiary of JetBlue Airways, …

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JetBlue Seeks to Expand at JFK

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NEW YORK — JetBlue, which operates a hub at JFK Airport, has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development of Terminal 6 at JFK. This development initiative is aligned with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport equipped to meet the demands of the 21st …

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JetBlue to Expand Mint to 80 Daily Flights

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NEW YORK — JetBlue has announced a series of expansion plans for the airline’s premium Mint experience, which will boost the number of Mint flights to more than 80 per day on up to 20 routes. Starting in January 2018, JetBlue Mint will land in new cities, launch new routes and expand on existing routes. …

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United to Expand Flights to Rome Year Round

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United Airlines is celebrating 20 years of service to Italy and plans to offer customers year-round nonstop flights between New York/Newark and Rome. Expanding its current summer seasonal daily schedule, United will now also offer the service from November 2017 through to March 2018 – operating between three times a week and daily. The airline …

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Hainan Airlines to Launch Nonstop Service to JFK

Hainan Airlines announced that the airline will launch a non-stop service between Chongqing, China and New York on October 20, 2017, marking the first non-stop flight between a city in the western part of China and New York. Pu Ming, vice president of Hainan Airlines said: “Hainan Airlines rolled out a non-stop service between Chongqing …

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Air France to Launch Pop-Up Restaurant in NYC

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NEW YORK — Air France is launching its first pop-up restaurant in New York called Paris for Dessert to promote the airline’s exceptional French cuisine for five days from June 20 – 24. Paris for Dessert takes inspiration from Air France’s long legacy of working with top Michelin-starred chefs to create onboard menus. Throughout Paris for …

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Alaska Air, Virgin America Relocating at JFK

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Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are planning to move into Terminal 7 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The move, which will be complete by October 2017, relocates the airlines’ two operations from Terminal 8 and Terminal 4, respectively, and will offer guests a better experience while laying the groundwork for future …

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JetBlue Partners With NY’s Milk Bar

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NEW YORK — JetBlue has partnered with New York City-based Milk Bar to provide snacks for the airline’s premium Mint passengers. Beginning in April, all JetBlue Mint travelers will be served a pre-arrival Milk Bar cookie. On Mint redeye flights Milk Bar’s HardBody green juice (a selection from Milk Bar’s “LIFE” line of healthy products) …

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Delta to Add Nonstop Flight From JFK to Brazil

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Delta Air Lines plans to offer a new daily nonstop flight between New York-JFK and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, beginning Dec. 21, 2017, subject to U.S. Department of Transportation approval. The airline’s strategic alliance with GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes will extend the reach of this service to 23 destinations within Brazil and provides seamless connections at Antonio …

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JetBlue Appoints New Vice Presidents

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NEW YORK —  JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) Airways, based in Long Island City, has announced several appointments to its leadership team, effective immediately. Warren Christie has been appointed senior vice president, safety, security and air operations, adding flight operations to his responsibilities. A pilot himself, Christie has significant flight experience, from his first role at JetBlue as …

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