JetBlue Airways is planning nearly a doubling of its service from New York LaGuardia Airport and Washington Reagan National Airport by this summer, increasing flights at each of the two airports by eight round-trips a day to at least 16 daily flights.

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SIA’s inaugural A380 service to New York was scheduled to touch down at JFK at 11:10 a.m. on January 16, but according to Flightstats.com actually landed early at 10:39 a.m. The aircraft was scheduled to depart New York JFK again at 8:10 p.m., bound for Frankfurt and Singapore.

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Ticket sales under the codeshare agreement have now begun and codeshare travel begins on January 9.

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On December 12, Delta Air Lines began operating between New York JFK and Sao Paulo with Boeing 767-400ERs, which offer 180-degree, flat-bed seats in BusinessElite. On December 14, Delta will begin using Boeing 767-400ERs between Atlanta and Sao Paulo.

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The carrier launched its first flight between Atlanta and Johannesburg, South Africa, via Dakar, Senegal, on December 4, 2006. A week later, Delta began serving Accra, Ghana, from its hub at New York JFK.

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JetBlue Airways has begun twice-weekly service to La Romana, its fifth destination in the Dominican Republic and its 67th destination overall.

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To promote its new service, Hawaiian Airlines is offering introductory fares of $212 each way in Economy Class and $808 each way in First Class – 212 and 808 being the original area codes of Manhattan and Honolulu, respectively.

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Beginning November 18, American Airlines will add three more flights each week between John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetia in Caracas.

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Delta Air Lines is adding 12 new daily flights to 11 domestic and Caribbean destinations from New York JFK and New York LaGuardia in spring and summer 2012.

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In March 2012, US Airways is launching weekly service between New York LaGuardia and Phoenix and daily service linking its Charlotte, North Carolina hub with Salt Lake City.

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The Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Herald Square, to be located on the northeast corner of 6th Avenue and 35th Street, will occupy the former Atlantic Bank of New York building, constructed in 1928.

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JetBlue Airways and India’s Jet Airways have launched a new interline agreement which will offer customers new travel options from JetBlue destinations in the U.S. to Brussels in Belgium and onward to India.

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Fast-growing Norwegian Air Shuttle is planning to launch non-stop scheduled flights to New York from Oslo and Stockholm in the spring of 2013 with Boeing 787s and will offer introductory round-trip fares from Scandinavia of NOK2,000 ($355) on the routes, inclusive of taxes.

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From October 30 through November 5, 2011, ‘Gotland in New York’, an exhibition and event series at Scandinavia House (located at 58 Park Avenue at 38th Street) will highlight the beauty, history, culinary heritage and artistic legacy of Sweden’s largest island.

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At the heart of the extensive renovation is the brand’s re-invented lobby, including two restaurants and lounges. The makeover also encompasses the hotel’s nearly 2,000 guest rooms and a new, high-tech, 29,000-square-foot Broadway Ballroom.

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Spanish carrier Air Europa expects to sign a codeshare agreement with SkyTeam-alliance partner Delta Air Lines within the next three months.

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Singapore Airlines will begin operating the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, on the Singapore-Frankfurt-New York route from January 15, 2012.

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Designed by architect Nobutaka Ashihara, the building will rise to a height of 752 feet, 9 inches. According to Marriott International, this will make it the tallest stand-alone hotel building (without office or residential space) in New York.

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Flight KE082 is scheduled to depart New York JFK at 2:00 p.m. on August 9, to become the first A380 commercial flight to cross the Pacific from New York. The airline plans to add Los Angeles A380 service in October.

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