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08 April, 2024

Mario surprises travellers in JetBlue terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy Airport

Nintendo of America and JetBlue are bringing smiles to travellers of all ages with the engaging “Nintendo Switch On the Go” pop-up, located at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in JetBlue Terminal 5, now through April 20.

On April 7, families and fans were given the chance to play some of the latest Nintendo Switch games, hang out in the pop-up, recharge their devices and may even get a photo with Mario himself!





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01 March, 2024

JetBlue and Empire State Development unveiled the newly rebranded Skywalk at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 5 in New York


New York's self-titled 'hometown' airline JetBlue and Empire State Development marked a significant milestone yesterday as they unveiled the newly rebranded Skywalk at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 5 in New York. 

Photo JetBlue

The Skywalk serves as a crucial link within Terminal 5, seamlessly connecting millions of travelers to and from parking garages, AirTrain services, and the broader NYC-metro area to the heart of JetBlue’s operations at JFK. The redesign and installation of the updated Skywalk were generously funded by Empire State Development, further underscoring the state’s commitment to enhancing travel experiences in partnership with JetBlue. The revitalized Skywalk, from its design to production and installation, was a collaborative effort involving the teams at Prophet and Jack Morton.

JetBlue takes pride in its role as New York’s Hometown Airline and celebrates the success of this partnership alongside Empire State Development and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The new Skywalk branding incorporates innovative panels designed to enhance visual appeal while showcasing JetBlue’s distinctive and dynamic visual identity. In addition to serving as a functional pathway, the branding offers travel tips and destination insights, encouraging JetBlue customers to explore the diverse offerings of New York State. This commitment to New York is evident throughout the redesigned branding, reflecting JetBlue’s dedication not only to facilitating seamless travel but also to fostering a sense of pride in the state among its customers.
Photo JetBlue

25 July, 2023

Delta's second Sky Club opens at New York's JFK


The U.S. mega-carrier Delta opens a new second Sky Club lounge at New York's JFK airport which can accommodate over 250 people in a space that spans some 14,000 square feet.  

The lounge includes a covered Sky Deck and will operate alongside the Club on Terminal 4, Concourse B. Together the two Clubs will have capacity for over 800 guests simultaneously at JFK.  

The lounge design takes inspiration from New York City itself – the gritty and the glossy, a city rich with contrasts and pulsating with life. Just as true New Yorkers have their preferred haunts, the JFK T4-A lounge includes unique discoverable moments that are sure to become favorites for frequent guests. 


A fireplace lounge provides cozy ambience for work or relaxation, while guests enjoy sweeping views of the airfield. A tucked-away nook with lush green seating evokes the elegance and privacy of a classic speakeasy. A signature,  360-degree premium bar serves as the Club’s centerpiece — a grand and inviting space, one suited to the city that never sleeps. 

“This new Club is beautifully designed and packed with special details that reflect the magic of New York City,” said Claude Roussel, Managing Director — Delta Sky Club. “But much more important than that, it’s a place where our people can deliver Delta Sky Club’s signature hospitality, making each guest feel welcomed and cared for from the moment they step inside."

25 February, 2023

JetBlue Celebrates Groundbreaking of JFK’s New Terminal 6

New York City-based JetBlue joined by New York Governor Kathy Hochul and other partners and leaders, celebrated a key milestone in the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's transformation of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) with the groundbreaking of a $4.2 billion project to develop a new international Terminal 6. The groundbreaking, held Thursday at JetBlue’s JFK maintenance hangar, only reinforces the airline’s commitment to JFK, Queens, and New York.

The new Terminal 6 will connect seamlessly with JetBlue’s current home at Terminal 5, adding gates and opportunity for the airline to add flights, destinations and partner airline connections. The project is a public-private partnership between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and JFK Millennium Partners - a consortium that includes JetBlue, Vantage Airport Group, an industry leading investor, developer, and manager of award-winning global airport projects, including LaGuardia Terminal B; American Triple I, a certified minority-owned investor, owner, developer, and manager of infrastructure assets; and New York real estate operating company RXR.

“It was 23 years ago that JetBlue launched our first flights from our home at JFK, eventually growing and taking over our modern Terminal 5 and now sending customers to more than 80 destinations, including London and soon Paris. At a time that JetBlue is set to grow significantly, we are excited to once again invest and further the governor’s vision as we build the new Terminal 6,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “As we move JFK into the future with a new, state-of-the-art, customer-focused facility, we are so pleased to have an opportunity to expand our presence with new gates in a new terminal. The team putting this project together is setting out to develop a terminal that New Yorkers, including our JetBlue crewmembers, can be proud of.”



With hiring ongoing throughout the company, more than 7,000 JetBlue crewmembers are now based at JFK.

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14 January, 2023

JetBlue to add extra daytime flight from JFK to LHR




Additional Heathrow Slots Allow JetBlue to Offer Customers a More Diverse Schedule of Flying Between the U.S. and the U.K.


New York's hometown airline, JetBlue has launched a programme to enhance its transatlantic operations to London with a new daytime flight option.

Starting March 25, 2023, the carrier is going to be offering a new morning departure from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).  This will give travellers the all-new option to arrive in the United Kingdom the same day they depart the United States. 

The new flight is a direct result of JetBlue obtaining an additional pair of slots at Heathrow, further enhancing the carrier's presence at the U.K.’s busiest airport.

JetBlue is currently the only U.S. carrier to serve both Gatwick and Heathrow, offering customers on both sides of the Atlantic greater choice and convenience. JetBlue’s multi-airport approach in London, with diversified flying at two of the U.K.’s busiest airports, has already allowed the airline to grow a meaningful customer base of loyal transatlantic fliers and build valuable relationships with key teams at both airports.


JetBlue flights between the U.S. and London feature premium Mint suites and the airline’s award-winning core seats. JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach (a), on-demand entertainment on every seatback, free and fast Fly-Fi broadband internet (b), complimentary snacks and soft drinks, and great customer service. JetBlue’s entrance into the transatlantic has introduced a new era of customer-focused, low-fare travel for leisure and business travellers.

Customers in both core and Mint can stay connected throughout the flight, with JetBlue being the only airline to offer all travellers unlimited, free high-speed wi-fi on flights between the U.S. and the U.K. Additionally, customers have access to a curated selection of seatback entertainment, allowing customers to have a multiple screen experience onboard – just like they do at home.


13 January, 2023

JetBlue's transatlantic services to London enhanced......




Additional Heathrow Slots Allow JetBlue to Offer Customers a More Diverse Schedule of Flying Between the U.S. and the U.K.


New York's hometown airline, JetBlue has launched a programme to enhance its transatlantic operations to London with a new daytime flight option.

Starting March 25, 2023, the carrier is going to be offering a new morning departure from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).  This will give travellers the all-new option to arrive in the United Kingdom the same day they depart the United States. 

The new flight is a direct result of JetBlue obtaining an additional pair of slots at Heathrow, further enhancing the carrier's presence at the U.K.’s busiest airport.

JetBlue is currently the only U.S. carrier to serve both Gatwick and Heathrow, offering customers on both sides of the Atlantic greater choice and convenience. JetBlue’s multi-airport approach in London, with diversified flying at two of the U.K.’s busiest airports, has already allowed the airline to grow a meaningful customer base of loyal transatlantic fliers and build valuable relationships with key teams at both airports.


JetBlue flights between the U.S. and London feature premium Mint suites and the airline’s award-winning core seats. JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach (a), on-demand entertainment on every seatback, free and fast Fly-Fi broadband internet (b), complimentary snacks and soft drinks, and great customer service. JetBlue’s entrance into the transatlantic has introduced a new era of customer-focused, low-fare travel for leisure and business travellers.

Customers in both core and Mint can stay connected throughout the flight, with JetBlue being the only airline to offer all travellers unlimited, free high-speed wi-fi on flights between the U.S. and the U.K. Additionally, customers have access to a curated selection of seatback entertainment, allowing customers to have a multiple screen experience onboard – just like they do at home.


26 November, 2022

SAS to start new service between Copenhagen Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York

On February 9, SAS will launch its new route between Copenhagen Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The new route enables SAS customers to travel easily from both the West and East side of New York as SAS continues to offer departures from Scandinavia to Newark.

Through the launch of its new route to JFK in New York, SAS will offer its customers frequent departures to this convenient and efficient airport with easy access to and from New York as well as many connecting flights to choose from.

JFK service begins with five weekly flights from Copenhagen, ramping up with daily flights for the summer schedule. SAS will be operating into terminal 7 at JFK.

“We are very pleased to launch our new route to JFK. SAS offers a solid product to Newark Airport from Scandinavia, and we believe that this addition to JFK from Copenhagen will strengthen the New York offer to our customers. The US is a strategic market for SAS, and we will continue to develop new routes and destinations whenever the right opportunity presents itself,” says Erik Westman, EVP & CCO, Network and Revenue management.

US destinations continue to generate demand for more and frequent departures. SAS will offer about 130 departures per week on a total of 12 routes this winter. The airline has scheduled the flights with Airbus A321neo aircraft. 

Schedules to and from JFK:
Winter 2022
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
CPH-JFK: 18:25 - 21:30
JFK-CPH: 23:00 - 12:55

Summer 2023
Daily
CPH-JFK: 19:20 - 22:00
JFK-CPH: 23:55 - 13:45

For great value hotels in New York State please visit Radisson Hotels.  

Find out more and book your flight today on flysas.com.







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Located in the heart of Manhattan, with Times Square view, the modern hotel is within walking distance to New York’s best attractions, including Broadway, the Theater district, Central Park, and Fifth Avenue.

29 May, 2022

Norse New York route from London Gatwick kicks off in August.....The Longships going long distance...



Today, Norse Atlantic Airways has started selling tickets for its new route between London Gatwick and New York JFK which is set to start on 12th August 2022. Fares will start from as low as £255 return, including all applicable taxes. 

The first flight departing London Gatwick to New York (JFK) will take place on 12th August 2022. Norse Atlantic will offer a daily service between the UK and the US. Other US destinations will be announced soon. The flights will be operated by modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. 

The daily flight will depart from London at 13.00 and arrive in New York at 15.55 local time. The return departs New York at 17.55 and lands in London Gatwick at 06.20 local time the following day. 

Temporarily from August and throughout the summer Norse Atlantic will also operate flights between London Gatwick and Oslo. The daily morning flights between London and Oslo, operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliners offering both our Premium and Economy cabins, are available to book now with fares from only £41 one way including taxes. The London to Oslo flights will not only provide the most comfortable option to travel to Norway they will also allow UK customers to take advantage of connecting services from Oslo to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Los Angeles. 

“We are very pleased to now be able to welcome customers looking to book great value flights between London Gatwick and New York JFK. Customers now have an affordable option allowing them to book a last-minute trip or a holiday of a lifetime with an airline that offers choice and flexibility,” said Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways. 

Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick Airport said: “We are delighted to welcome Norse Atlantic Airways to Gatwick. It’s always great to see a new tail on the airfield but the arrival of a new airline following the turbulent past two years for the industry, and one that will be offering fantastic long-haul routes across the Atlantic, is particularly exciting news. Passengers across London and the South East will now be able to benefit from another transatlantic service from Gatwick, with Norse offering excellent value for money for those flying out for a dream holiday, or important business trip, to New York, one of the world’s most famous and dynamic cities.” 


26 January, 2022

British Airways and American Airlines have exciting plans to boost passenger experience at New York JFK’s Terminal 8

The expanded and reconfigured terminal will include five new widebody gates and 130,000 square feet of new and renovated space.

American Airlines and British Airways announced more details regarding plans to co-locate operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s (JFK) Terminal 8 beginning Dec. 1, 2022. Enabled by a $400 million investment to redevelop, expand and enhance the terminal, the move will bring the Atlantic Joint Business partners closer together. Jointly, the terminal investments and co-location will offer a more seamless customer experience while supporting the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s ambitious plan to transform JFK into a leading global airport.


“American is eager to welcome British Airways to their new home at JFK,” said American’s Chief Customer Officer Alison Taylor. “Their move to Terminal 8 further deepens our longstanding partnership and makes it easier than ever for customers traveling between New York and London or onward across our global networks.”

American and British Airways were the first carriers to begin redevelopment efforts at JFK, breaking ground in January 2020 on five new widebody gates, four new widebody hardstand parking positions, an enhanced baggage handling system, new customer amenities and expanded premium guest offerings — including approximately 130,000 square feet of new and renovated terminal space.

Architectural features will define, guide and direct customers towards an expanded joint premium
 check-in area on the ticketing level of JFK’s Terminal 8.

“John F. Kennedy International Airport continues to move toward the creation of a unified, world-class airport, and the transformation will begin with Terminal 8,” said Rick Cotton, Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “The partnership between British Airways and American Airlines will provide customers with more seamless connections, new, larger light-filled concourses and top-tier amenities. The Port Authority applauds these efforts and looks forward to seeing the new transformed Terminal 8 .”

Tom Stevens, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience said: “New York holds a special place in our heart as one of our most well-loved and important destinations. Our move to the redeveloped and expanded Terminal 8 will bring a range of benefits for our customers, including a better transfer experience, enabling them to travel to more than 30 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with American Airlines. British Airways will remain in Terminal 7 until Dec. 1, 2022, and we have continued to invest in the experience for our customers, including our check-in area, concessions and lounges.”



01 August, 2021

British Airways premier US lounge reopens

British Airways’ flagship US lounge at JFK’s Terminal 7 will reopen its doors today, Sunday 1 August, following a 16-month closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The news comes in time for the UK Government’s announcement that double vaccinated travellers from the US will be exempt from quarantine on arrival into the UK from 2nd August.

The opening of the Galleries Club lounge also marks the next step in the airline’s phased lounge reopening plan and will be available for customers travelling in First, Club World and eligible cardholders, ahead of their flight to London Heathrow.

Those flying from JFK in First and Club World can enjoy an enhanced check-in experience at the exclusive Premium Zone.  The First Wing and First check-in are also open to ensure a smooth start to the journey.

British Airways’ customers will now also be able to use the airline’s innovative new digital app ‘Your Menu’ to order food directly from their mobile device to their seat after scanning a QR code. The app will be available throughout the lounge, meaning that customers can select from a wide range of complimentary food and beverages to any seat.




11 November, 2020

United to return to New York John F. Kennedy Airport next year

United Airlines to offer new transcontinental service from JFK to the west coast starting February 1
Using dedicated aircraft with 46 United Business class seats and 22 United Premium Plus seats -offering the most premium seats between the New York City area and Los Angeles and San Francisco

The US mega-carrier United Airlines has confirmed it will be returning service to New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) on February 1, 2021 with nonstop service to the west coast. 

The airline's entry back into JFK after five years reflects not only its strong commitment to the New York City area, but a continuation of aggressively and strategically managing the impact of COVID-19 by increasing service to and from the places where customers want to fly. The new United service will operate out of Terminal 7.

Effective February of next year, United will serve both JFK to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and JFK to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with two round-trips for each west coast city. The flights will utilize the reconfigured Boeing 767-300ER aircraft on the routes offering customers an extended premium cabin featuring 16 additional United Business class seats –providing all-aisle-access seating – bringing the total premium cabin seat count to 46. The aircraft will also feature 22 United Premium Plus® seats, 47 Economy Plus® seats and 52 Economy seats. United offers the most premium seats between the New York City area and Los Angeles and San Francisco markets. Tickets are now available for purchase on United.com.

"I have been waiting a long time to say this - United Airlines is back at JFK," said United's Chief Executive Officer Scott Kirby. "Come early next year, we will be serving all three major New York City area airports with a best-in-class product to provide our customers unmatched transcontinental service from New York City and the west coast."



10 November, 2020

Look whose back at New York's JFK Airport

United Airlines to offer new transcontinental service from JFK to the west coast starting February 1
Using dedicated aircraft with 46 United Business class seats and 22 United Premium Plus seats -offering the most premium seats between the New York City area and Los Angeles and San Francisco

The US mega-carrier United Airlines has confirmed it will be returning service to New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) on February 1, 2021 with nonstop service to the west coast. 

The airline's entry back into JFK after five years reflects not only its strong commitment to the New York City area, but a continuation of aggressively and strategically managing the impact of COVID-19 by increasing service to and from the places where customers want to fly. The new United service will operate out of Terminal 7.

Effective February of next year, United will serve both JFK to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and JFK to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with two round-trips for each west coast city. The flights will utilize the reconfigured Boeing 767-300ER aircraft on the routes offering customers an extended premium cabin featuring 16 additional United Business class seats –providing all-aisle-access seating – bringing the total premium cabin seat count to 46. The aircraft will also feature 22 United Premium Plus® seats, 47 Economy Plus® seats and 52 Economy seats. United offers the most premium seats between the New York City area and Los Angeles and San Francisco markets. Tickets are now available for purchase on United.com.

"I have been waiting a long time to say this - United Airlines is back at JFK," said United's Chief Executive Officer Scott Kirby. "Come early next year, we will be serving all three major New York City area airports with a best-in-class product to provide our customers unmatched transcontinental service from New York City and the west coast."



05 October, 2020

American Express opening Centurion Lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport - peek inside....


Two-Floor Lounge in Terminal 4 Will Capture the Energy of the City With a Curated Menu by Chef Ignacio Mattos, the First-Ever Speakeasy-Style Bar in a Centurion Lounge and Wellness Offerings From Equinox Body Lab


Thinking outside the blue box, American Express has confirmed its 13th Centurion Lounge will open at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)’s Terminal 4 in the coming days. With more than 15,000 square feet, the new space is the largest Centurion Lounge yet and the first with two guest floors.

“Our flagship Centurion Lounge at JFK is our fourth location to open in 2020 and reiterates our commitment to backing our Card Members whenever they may be ready to travel while striving for a safe environment for all,” said Alexander Lee, Vice President of Travel Experiences and Benefits. “Like many of our customers we are proud to call New York City our home, and we are thrilled to have another lounge in our backyard. This new lounge will span two incredible floors and host a variety of amenities that bring New York City culture to life, plus floor-to-ceiling windows that offer sweeping views.”

06 January, 2020

American Airlines and British Airways Mark the Official Start of the JFK Redevelopment Plan

Atlantic Joint Business partners American Airlines and British Airways joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to announce the start of construction on a $344 million investment at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 8 at the Association for a Better New York luncheon in Midtown.

“Our investment will put the 14 daily flights from JFK to London that we offer in partnership with British Airways in the same terminal and give customers premium check-in space, new joint lounges and a larger variety of retail and dining options,” said Robert Isom, President of American. “We will be adding more than 70,000 square feet to customer and operational spaces to create a truly world-class experience at JFK.”


22 November, 2019

JFK roopens renovated runway

The Port Authority reopened runway 13L-31R at John F. Kennedy International Airport today following an accelerated, seven-month complete runway replacement that included the addition of a new high-speed taxiway, part of a package of state-of-good-repair and system-enhancing measures to improve operations at the airport.




The new runway is 33% wider to accommodate the largest aircraft

Use of concrete should extend runway life up to 40 years, nearly four times longer than the previous asphalt paving


“We are pleased to complete this project on time and within budget, and we appreciate the cooperation and collaboration from the FAA, our airline partners, terminal operators and surrounding communities,” said Port Authority Aviation Director Huntley A. Lawrence. “Reopening this newer, wider, and more resilient runway will improve traffic flow and enable JFK to better serve the 62 million travellers who pass through the airport each year”

09 May, 2019

BLADE - all over New York

Photo Blade
It is just one month since the launch of BLADE Urban Air Mobility helicopter flights between New York's John F. Kennedy Airport and Manhattan. 

Yet expansion has occurred rapidly for the rotary craft operator which has expanded its service to include LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport,  further advancing the company’s mission of enhancing the reach and affordability of urban aviation.

“Since expanding our continuous flight service between Manhattan and JFK, we are seeing faster than expected adoption by people choosing to fly to the airport rather than driving,” said Rob Wiesenthal, CEO of BLADE. “It has become immediately apparent that fliers want the flexibility to fly between Manhattan and, not only JFK, but all area airports.”

04 April, 2019

Runway 13L-31R at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport closes until November

There could be some delays and changes to some flight times as work gets underway one of four runways normally in use at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The work started this week and will be continuing through to November 2019 and sees runway 13L-31R and associated taxiways closed for repaving that will also widen the runway by 33%.  The project will also allow the installation of new lights, signs, cables and navigational aids.

Once completed, the Port Authority assures us it will meet all new safety standards and will incorporate the latest landing technology.  “This project is critical to achieving those goals, and we are working to ensure minimal impact while the reconstruction is underway.” Kevin O’Toole, Port Authority Chairman said.  

Delta to introduce two new flights to London Gatwick

The US mega carrier Delta has confirmed the next stage in its global domination programme will be the introduction of two new international flights. The airline is starting nonstop service from Boston's Logan International Airport and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to London's Gatwick Airport which will begin next summer and are in partnership with Virgin Atlantic, of which Delta is the majority owner.

London Gatwick Airport will be the eighth nonstop trans-Atlantic destination from Boston on Delta and its partners, who together offer up to 13 daily flights between Boston and Europe. In New York, the additional flight adds to Delta and Virgin's combined eight daily flights to London-Heathrow – and three additional daily flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester – from Delta's JFK hub.

Delta and its joint venture partners together offer their customers the most transatlantic flights and seats out of the northeast United States.

29 March, 2019

New York - BLADE launches helicopter flights between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport



Largest Urban Air Mobility initiative in the United States

Transforms a 90+ minute drive into
a 5-minute helicopter flight 5 days a week

BLADE Urban Air Mobility has launched continuous helicopter flights between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport  JFK every weekday between 7am and 7pm!. The shared flight service will use the Bell 206L-4 helicopter (operated by Zip Aviation) which New York authorities have classified as a "Not Noisy" aircraft. BLADE say it has also entered into arrangements with Sikorsky’s Associated Aircraft Group for a Sikorsky S-76 C+ for use from spring 2019.

"The heavy traffic between urban centres and area airports is a key point of friction in city life," said Rob Wiesenthal, CEO of BLADE, "Our UAM service begins to remedy this issue at a reasonable price today, while paving the way for even more affordable solutions tomorrow driven by our partners' next-generation electric aircraft."
 

21 February, 2019

Norwegian leaps forward as largest non-North American airline to serve New York City in 2018

The World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline, Norwegian, was the largest non-North American airline to serve the New York and New Jersey area in 2018, according to the latest Port Authority of New York data.

The airline carried an amazing 2,004,896 passengers during 2018 according to the Port Authority's latest figures, which means the budget airline was miles ahead of all other European carriers, including the UK's British Airways.

Norwegian became the leading airline in transatlantic traffic in a record-breaking year for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who surpassed 50 million international travellers for the first time. “Norwegian has continued its growth in passenger numbers in a fiercely competitive and critical market across the Atlantic to the New York City area. We see this as a positive indicator that passengers on both sides of the Atlantic continue to embrace and support our award-winning service and our disruptive model on transatlantic routes. Being the number one European airline to serve the New York City Area is a tremendous achievement and we will continue to offer high a quality product, inflight service and value fares moving forward.” said Bjรธrn Kjos, Chief Executive Officer.

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