Vol. 5, No. 2 May/June, 2011
2010 Highlights Now Available

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey airports delivered nonstop service in 2010: the system experienced 2.1 percent growth while the nation’s airports averaged 1.7 percent. Together, John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty International, and Stewart International offer more flights aboard more airlines to more destinations than any other airport system in the world. Learn more in Highlights 2010.

New Flight Connections from Kennedy

Passengers connecting via Kennedy International have even more choices thanks to new agreements between several of the airport’s airlines.

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways' year-old partnership was recently enhanced when the airlines announced customers can buy tickets on each other’s Web sites. Bookings are available to and from any of the 15 international American Airlines cities and any of the 26 domestic JetBlue cities that are included in the carriers' agreement.

In addition, members can accrue benefits from both carriers' frequent flier programs -- TrueBlue members are able to obtain points on flights from JFK on American's new nonstop service to Budapest, Hungary, among several popular destinations.

With the launch of their new transatlantic partnership, Virgin Atlantic Airways and JetBlue now offer easier connections between Kennedy and the United Kingdom. Customers can purchase tickets on the airlines’ Web sites that combine travel on both airlines. On the day of travel, customers have the advantage of one-stop baggage check-in whether their travel originates with JetBlue or Virgin Atlantic.

JetBlue also has launched interline agreements with Icelandair, the country’s flagship carrier, Aer Lingus for flights to Ireland, and Cape Air, which serves the Northeast U.S., Key West, Florida, via Fort Myers and the Caribbean via San Juan, P.R.

JFK’s Terminal 8

Newark Liberty Prepares for Super Bowl

To meet increased demand during Super Bowl XLVIII, Newark Liberty International will improve amenities and air service in preparation for the game, to be held in East Rutherford, NJ, in 2014.

The Super Bowl will be played for the first time in the New Jersey-New York area at the New Meadowlands Stadium, and Newark Liberty will be the gateway. Among the expected enhancements will be a new first-class lounge for Virgin Atlantic at Newark Liberty’s Terminal B and continuation of flights by Signature Flight Support Corp., which will handle private flights at the airport through a lease extension covering Hangar 15 and approximately 11 acres of property.

The on-site Marriott Hotel will undergo $164 million in capacity and infrastructure improvements, including $34 million before the Super Bowl, from Host Hotels & Resorts, the facility’s owner. Planned improvements include a 10,000-square-foot ballroom and a reconfiguration and upgrade of food and beverage outlets.

Newark Liberty’s Marriott Hotel

Award-winning Concessions

Concessions at LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and Kennedy International have been recognized for award-winning concepts in the 2011 Best Airport & Concessionaire Awards from Airport Revenue News.

More than 1,400 votes were cast in five airport categories and 15 specialty categories including retail, news and gifts, and food and beverage.

In the Small Retailer Division, one of LaGuardia’s newest retailers, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, won Best Food & Beverage Brand Operator. In the Large Airport Division for Best Airport Concessions, Newark Liberty won Airport with the Best Overall Concessions Program in a three-way tie with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and San Francisco International. In the Single Terminal Division, Kennedy’s Terminal 5 and Newark Liberty’s Terminal C tied for Terminal with the Best Concessions Program Design.

At LaGuardia’s Central Terminal Building

New Routes:

American Eagle to Nashville International from Kennedy International, Terminal 8
American Airlines to Budapest Airport from Kennedy International, Terminal 8
American Airlines to Manchester Airport from Kennedy International, Terminal 8
Continental Airlines to Des Moines International from Newark Liberty International, Terminal C
WestJet Airlines to Calgary International Airport from Newark Liberty International, Terminal A
(Through Oct 29)
XL Airways France to Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, from Kennedy International, Terminal 4
(Through Sep 24)
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