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United to Provide Free Round-Trip Fights to Medical Volunteers

United Airlines is to provide free round-trip flights for medical volunteers wishing to help the frontline fight against the COVID-19 crisis to help treat patients in New York City. The airline is working with the city's Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, as well as some medical volunteer organizations, to coordinate travel for medical professionals from across the United States. United is also working with local government agencies and its charity partners to ensure medical professionals are staffed in…

JFK Airport Loses Another Low-Cost Carrier as XL Airways Departs…

XL Airways France on Sunday night flew its last flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport as it shifted operations to neighboring New Jersey. Transitioning to Newark Liberty International Airport, the French carrier is joining other low-cost carriers such as Norwegian and LEVEL who also serve the airport…

AirlineGeeks, MCR Development Welcome Aviation Enthusiasts to TWA Showcasing Suite…

AirlineGeeks alongside hotel development and managing company, MCR Development, hosted an exclusive event for a select group of AirlineGeeks readers. Nestled near to the top of the Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center, is the TWA Lounge — a precursor to the TWA Hotel expected to open at the…

Vintage Flair on Display as JFK Prepares to Open First…

On Tuesday, the old TWA Flight Center at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport opened its doors briefly to a select group of journalists to get a look at the future site of the long-awaited TWA Hotel. The event, hosted by MCR Development, allowed journalists to see the remnants of…

Alaska Airlines Expands in New York with New JFK Flights

Alaska Airlines announced on Wednesday two additions to its newly-combined outstation at New York’s JFK airport. The new service will see a new flight between New York and Alaska’s hub in Seattle, as well as a new route between New York and San Jose, Calif., a focus city for the…

Inside Airbus’ Latest Long-Range Aircraft Design at JFK

The Airbus A321LR — long range, has the ability to fly up to 4,000 nm nonstop. Two weeks into the flight testing phase, Airbus sent the future single-aisle aircraft across the Atlantic to show off its long-range capabilities. With hopes of being the next mid-level market long-range aircraft and replacing…

Nostalgic: A Look Inside the TWA Lounge at One World…

MCR Development is the company behind the construction of the TWA Hotel at the Trans World Flight Center, also known as the TWA Terminal, at New York's JFK Airport and corresponding lounge on the 86th floor of One World Trade Center. AirlineGeeks was graciously invited to tour the lounge and learn…

A Milestone and World Record: Aircraft Mechanic Celebrates 75 Years…

Seniority plays a major role throughout the airline industry, and Azreil “Al” Blackman certainly tops the charts. At 16-years-old, Mr. Blackman graduated from Aviation High School in New York City before taking on a role as an apprentice in a sheet metal shop. In this role, he was working for American…

Photos: JetBlue Unveils Latest Special Livery Honoring the NYPD: ‘Blue…

On Monday, JetBlue and the British Metropolitan Police held their eighth annual plane pull at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. The event raises awareness for J-A-C-K, the Joining Against Cancer in Kids’ Foundation. During the event, JetBlue revealed its newest livery, “Blue Finest," a paint scheme dedicated to the…

Delta Partners with “Uber for Helicopters” for Seamless Airport Transfers

In Delta's latest customer innovation investment, passengers flying in and out of New York-JFK will now have an option to avoid traffic on the ground by using BLADE, an on-demand helicopter startup. Through an exclusive partnership with BLADE, Delta passengers will be able to request a helicopter from one of…