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July 6, 1986
Joe Berg has joined the Harper Group of international transportation companies as corporate vice president-international. Berg will be at the Circle Airfreight facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York.
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BUSINESS
December 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Airlines have agreed to cap the number of flights going into and out of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport during peak periods and are negotiating to do the same at New Jersey's Newark International airport, the U.S. Transportation Department said. Peak operations, which occur throughout the day, will be limited to 82 or 83 flights an hour at JFK beginning in March. The cap is to last for two years.
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NATIONAL
December 26, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Maintenance crews found the body of a man believed to be a stowaway inside an American Airlines jet at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, a spokesman for the airport said. Maintenance workers discovered the dead man, estimated to be about 25, in the wheel well of the aircraft. The plane, American Flight 1190, came from Montego Bay, Jamaica, said Dan Maynard, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that operates the airport.
NATIONAL
October 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Delay-plagued John F. Kennedy International Airport shouldn't try to handle more than 80 takeoffs or landings per hour, substantially fewer than are now scheduled for some peak travel times, U.S. transportation officials say. JFK now has some hours when airlines plan for as many as 100 flights, a number that nearly everyone agrees is more than the congested hub can handle, even in ideal weather.
NEWS
July 29, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A gunman emerged peacefully from an empty Boeing 757, ending a five-hour standoff that terrified passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport but ended without injuries. The 143 passengers were able to rush to safety, and no one was injured during the incident. A motive was not immediately determined, though the suspect's father said his son may have mental problems.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Airlines have agreed to cap the number of flights going into and out of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport during peak periods and are negotiating to do the same at New Jersey's Newark International airport, the U.S. Transportation Department said. Peak operations, which occur throughout the day, will be limited to 82 or 83 flights an hour at JFK beginning in March. The cap is to last for two years.
NATIONAL
October 24, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Federal agents met an airliner from Moscow at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after receiving a tip that it might have radioactive material on board. A search of the plane turned up a box of furs. Customs agents had one man in custody, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the airports. No details were released.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport was the nation's largest international freight gateway by value in 2004, pushing the Port of Los Angeles from the top spot, the Transportation Department said. JFK airport, which was the No. 1 trade gateway from 1999 to 2002, handled $72.6 billion in imports and $52.7 billion in exports for a total of $125.3 billion in merchandise last year, the department said. The Los Angeles port remained the largest import gateway, moving $105.
NATIONAL
August 13, 2003 | From Associated Press
A man and two boys who became lost while fishing washed ashore at John F. Kennedy International Airport, breaching security as they wandered around near a runway as planes departed and arrived, authorities said Tuesday. Security measures were immediately stepped up after the trio walked across the property undetected Sunday night, said Port Authority spokesman Pasquale Difulco. "The fact they were able to do this is of great concern to us," Difulco said.
NEWS
January 12, 1992 | From Associated Press
Alarmed about hundreds of sea gulls crashing into planes, officials at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport hired government biologists who shot nearly 15,000 gulls last year, documents show. The shootings, documented in a federal study obtained by the Associated Press, were an act of desperation at an airport situated next to a national wildlife refuge, says Jack Gartner, manager of aeronautical services at JFK. "We've always approached shooting as a last resort," he said.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport was the nation's largest international freight gateway by value in 2004, pushing the Port of Los Angeles from the top spot, the Transportation Department said. JFK airport, which was the No. 1 trade gateway from 1999 to 2002, handled $72.6 billion in imports and $52.7 billion in exports for a total of $125.3 billion in merchandise last year, the department said. The Los Angeles port remained the largest import gateway, moving $105.
NATIONAL
December 26, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Maintenance crews found the body of a man believed to be a stowaway inside an American Airlines jet at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, a spokesman for the airport said. Maintenance workers discovered the dead man, estimated to be about 25, in the wheel well of the aircraft. The plane, American Flight 1190, came from Montego Bay, Jamaica, said Dan Maynard, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that operates the airport.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2003 | Louise Roug
In last year's Steven Spielberg movie, "Catch Me if You Can," the TWA terminal at JFK airport served as the stylish backdrop for Leonardo Di Caprio's flimflam. Now, preservationists are fighting the property owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, over the building's future, arguing that development of a new Jet Blue Airways terminal will destroy the modernist masterwork by Eero Saarinen.
NATIONAL
August 13, 2003 | From Associated Press
A man and two boys who became lost while fishing washed ashore at John F. Kennedy International Airport, breaching security as they wandered around near a runway as planes departed and arrived, authorities said Tuesday. Security measures were immediately stepped up after the trio walked across the property undetected Sunday night, said Port Authority spokesman Pasquale Difulco. "The fact they were able to do this is of great concern to us," Difulco said.
NATIONAL
October 24, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Federal agents met an airliner from Moscow at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after receiving a tip that it might have radioactive material on board. A search of the plane turned up a box of furs. Customs agents had one man in custody, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the airports. No details were released.
NEWS
August 15, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When TWA opened a new passenger terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1962, crowds gathered to view the controversial building, with its soaring white walls celebrating flight. Almost four decades later, the landmark structure by architect Eero Saarinen is regarded as a Jet Age icon, studied worldwide in art appreciation courses.
NATIONAL
October 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Delay-plagued John F. Kennedy International Airport shouldn't try to handle more than 80 takeoffs or landings per hour, substantially fewer than are now scheduled for some peak travel times, U.S. transportation officials say. JFK now has some hours when airlines plan for as many as 100 flights, a number that nearly everyone agrees is more than the congested hub can handle, even in ideal weather.
NEWS
March 22, 1990 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The federal government, charging that organized crime has virtual control over air-freight operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport, filed a civil racketeering suit Wednesday aimed at ousting the leadership of two Teamsters Union locals. "This is a problem that has been festering for years and years," U.S. Atty. Andrew J. Maloney said in announcing the suit.
NEWS
July 29, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A gunman emerged peacefully from an empty Boeing 757, ending a five-hour standoff that terrified passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport but ended without injuries. The 143 passengers were able to rush to safety, and no one was injured during the incident. A motive was not immediately determined, though the suspect's father said his son may have mental problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1999 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton administration on Tuesday authorized direct charter flights from Los Angeles and New York to Cuba, a step officials said will enhance "people to people" contacts without eroding Washington's four-decade-old economic embargo of the Communist-ruled island. Los Angeles International Airport and New York's John F.
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