Vol. 3, No. 2 May 2009
New Routes at New York-New Jersey Airports

In the vital travel markets of New York and New Jersey, new routes continue to be added at the airports — all in time for the summer season.

  • LaGuardia is looking forward to the launch of service by Southwest Airlines on June 28. The airline will be located in the Central Terminal Building, Concourse B, Gate B4. Five nonstop flights will be available daily to Chicago Midway International and three daily nonstops will be available to Baltimore/Washington International.

  • JFK’s Terminal 4 will welcome the return of Air Europa for seasonal service beginning June 1. The airline will provide nonstop service on A330-200 aircraft to and from Madrid, with connections to major cities in Europe. The airline has the youngest aircraft fleet in Europe with an average of 3 years.

  • Travelers can now fly west from Stewart International. Northwest provides daily nonstop service on CRJ200 equipment to Detroit Metro Airport, the airline’s largest hub and primary U.S. international gateway.

  • Nonstop service successfully launched several weeks ago between Newark Liberty International and Shanghai, China on Continental. The daily flights are timed to provide connections at the airline’s Newark hub to more than 60 other cities in the U.S. and Canada. The airline operates Boeing 777-200 aircraft on the new route.

  • Continental Airlines has announced the resumption of daily non-stop seasonal service to Athens, Greece. The service will operate through September 7, 2009 using Boeing 767-200ER aircraft.

  • WestJet has returned for seasonal service to Newark Liberty with daily flights to Calgary, Canada from Terminal A, Gate 18. The airline flies Boeing Next-Gen 737-700 aircraft, equipped with live satellite television at every leather seat.

  • At LaGuardia, American Eagle Airlines has begun service to Charleston, West Virginia. Flights operate six times weekly using a 37-seat ERJ135.

Visit panynj.info for listings of airlines at the Port Authority’s airports.

New Services, Retail at LaGuardia

Passengers who want to connect with mass transit at LaGuardia have a new convenience that makes purchasing the fare cards easier—two MetroCard machines. The machines are located on the lower level inside of the Central Terminal Building, near the bus stop for MTA New York City Transit’s M60, Q33, and Q72 bus routes. Four languages are available: English, Spanish, French and Mandarin. The machines accept ATM and credit cards. Various retailers in LGA’s five passenger terminals also sell prepackaged MetroCards, used to pay the fare on MTA New York City Transit buses and subways.

Also in the Central Terminal Building, Angelina's Metro Market, a gourmet, organic food market, has opened in the center food court on the lower level. In addition to various foods and drinks that run the gamut from the usual to the exotic, Angelina's offers a mix of "grab 'n go" selections and allows customers to make their own salads and pasta dishes. Custom packaging allows LaGuardia's busy, food savvy travelers to take food with them on board the plane. Also available at Angelina's are imported and domestic yogurts, cheeses, spreads, deli meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and international foods. A delicious array of more than 120 beverages features organic, ethnic, and energy drinks.

MetroCard machines

Angelina’s Metro Market