Vol. 2, No. 1, February 2008

In the News  
AirTrain Systems Set New Ridership Records
More and more passengers have experienced first hand the convenience and benefits of using AirTrain to travel to John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International. In 2007, the rail systems to the airports set new ridership benchmarks.

In addition passengers can now get to know the systems in advance. The Port Authority has unveiled new podcasts and video guides for using AirTrain Newark and AirTrain JFK. They can be downloaded and viewed at www.portauthoritypodcasts.com.

In 2007, AirTrain Newark ridership increased 13.5 percent.

New Domestic Air Service  
Stewart Welcomes New Carrier
On February 25, Skybus, the low-fare airline introduced new service between the Newburgh, N.Y. airport and its second base, Greensboro, N.C. The airline introduced flights between Stewart International and its base in Columbus, OH in January. Skybus fares can be as low as $10.

Five other airlines now operate at Stewart -- AirTran, Delta, JetBlue, Northwest and US Airways, offering flights to major hubs in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit and four cities in Florida. SWF offers nonstop flights to seven destinations, more than 100 domestic connections and over 30 international connections.

Skybus operates an Airbus A-319 fleet.

More International Air Service  
International Flights Taking Off 
Newark Liberty welcomes Eva Air, which has launched new service to Taipei, Taiwan from Terminal B. With a new Boeing 777-300ER, EVA flies nonstop to Taipei, reducing flight time for its three weekly flights to 14 hours from approximately 18 hours.

In 2007, the airport welcomed Jet Airways, which offers daily flights from Terminal B to Mumbai, India via Brussels using a Boeing 777-300ER. The airline provides world-class service featuring spacious new seats and beds in First Class.

At JFK, Virgin America, which offers in-seat connectivity for portable electronic devices, has added flights to San Diego and will add flights to Seattle in March. The airline flies to San Francisco and Los Angeles from Terminal 4. 

Terminal 4 at JFK

Security Enhancement  
Registered Traveler Program Now at LaGuardia’s CTB
The B Gates at LGA’s Central Terminal Building now have designated lanes for members of Clear®, a registered traveler program, Clear provides passenger verification services to its members for an annual fee, pre-screening them for access to designated airport security fast lanes nationwide. The service is available at the gates between 4:45 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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