Happy Independence Day
AIRPORT VOICE, AUGUST 2021 25
JFK Airport passenger count inched up again.
Total International arrivals approx.
33,000; TSA count departing count
61,000. Total flights between 950-1050 a
day vs. between 1400-1500 pre-covid for
the week ending August 16.
TSA began its annual comprehensive
inspections throughout the airport on July
26 and expects 4-6 week program.
Cashless Parking is now in effect
in many lots across Port airports. Credit
cards or Easy Pass only allowed for payment.
Port Authority Annual Minimum
Wage Increase effective September 1st,
2021. From 16.20 to $17. Maxs out to $19,
on Sept 1 2023.
SkyTrax to begin audits and review at
JFK for Covid safety rating.
JFK Port Authority management continues
observance of compliance for traveller
baggage handling repatriation.
USDOT Notice of Proposed Rule Making
-Baggage and Ancillary Fees . On July
20, DOT published requirements to provide
refund for delayed. baggage and unused
CDC remains firm on severe restrictions
on canine arrivals to US, warning
airlines of costs associated with refused
animal arrivals at the airports.
ITA, Italia Trasporto Aereo ( Italy Air
has bought bankrupt Alitalia and
changing the name to ITA.
SmarteCarte awarded 6 months
contract for porter and baggage handling.
Recently partnered with travel retail
technology company Inflyter and DFS
Group to launch a branded digital marketplace.
The new ecommerce site enables
travelers flying through T4 to purchase
Duty Free items online before arriving at
T4, or while waiting for departure at their
gate, dining at the terminal, or at one of
T4’s premium lounges. Customers can
visit the website, place their orders, and
complete payment before arrival or while
waiting for their flight to depart.
China, Kuwait and WestJet scheduled
to begin service again in August and September.
ELAL to work with XpresCheck for covid
ULD rack construction to begin near
SAir Traffic Control tower for more efficient
and safe ramp equipment storage.
JMP consortium sing lease with Port
for T6 and T5 redevelopment.
Corgan Architecture serves as the
lead designer and Architect-of-Record for
the new JFK Terminal 6.
JetBlue and AA began inter-terminal
ramp transportation for code-shared travelers.
Similar to the Delta bus between Terminals
T2 and T4.
British Airways flagship US lounge at
JFK’s Terminal 7 reopened Sunday, following
a 16-month closure.
The UK Government now allows double
vaccinated travelers from the United
States to be exempt from quarantine on
arrival into the UK starting August 2.
American Airlines, In First-of-Its-Kind
Partnership, VeriFLY Will Accept Uploads
of Excelsior Pass Plus for Travel on American
GatewayJFK is a public-private partnership
working to keep Springeld Gardens a safe, clean,
and well connected hub for the 600 businesses,
8,000 employees, and hundreds of families in our
Learn how we’re making our neighborhood a
great place to work in, invest in, and live in at:
Rendering of probable ITA livery replacing Aitalia.