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New York (AirGuide - Airport News North America) Mon, Jan 5, 2015

17 million is lucky number for JFK traveler FKIAT, a terminal operator at John F. Kennedy International Airport, celebrated serving 17 million passengers in one year by showering a lucky traveler with gifts. Jared Gerber received a gift card for airport shopping and tickets to a Broadway show for being the 17 millionth customer. Gerber, who was traveling to Madrid with his wife for their anniversary, also received a gift basket and upgrades from Delta Air Lines. Fri, Jan 2, 2015

Passengers calmed by comfort zone at Oakland airport California's Oakland International Airport features an Experience Zone at its Terminal 2 security checkpoint, an area where travelers can relax in a living room-like setting. The amenity is sponsored by Marriott's SpringHill Suites. Fri, Jan 2, 2015

American Boeing 763 at Rio de Janeiro on Dec 30th 2014, blew all right main tyres on landing and taxied to gate An American Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N380AN performing flight AA-251, departed Dec 29th from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) to Rio de Janeiro,RJ (Brazil), landed on Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport's runway 15 but blew all 4 right main gear tyres. The aircraft did not stop but taxied to the gate at high engine power with smoke trailing the right main gear. Runway, taxiway and apron surfaces received scratches. The airline reported the aircraft landed normally and taxied to the gate. It was then discovered that the tyres had blown. The onward flight AA-974 to New York JFK,NY (USA) was cancelled. The aircraft is still on the ground in Rio de Janeiro 28 hours after landing. Thu, Jan 1, 2015

How bad was 2014 for air safety? 2014 has actually had the lowest number of plane crashes in over 80 years, the BAAA says, but 2014 could have the most aviation deaths since 2005. The disappearance of AirAsia Flight 8501 between Indonesia and Singapore over the weekend caps a bizarre year in aviation, marred by a series of missing planes and air disasters. Could 2014 be the worst year in recent aviation history? Yes and no. Depends on how you define "worst." Thu, Jan 1, 2015

Air Europa interested in Miami-Havana traffic rights Air Europa, based at Palma de Mallorca Son Sant Joan, president Juan Jos Hidalago has told Spain's El Economista that the Spanish carrier is trying to obtain traffic rights to operate "three to four daily flights between Miami and Havana". The Spanish carrier...

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