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February 19, 2016

National Airlines Announces Scheduled Service Between Long Island and Puerto Rico

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.
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As part of their recently announced dive into scheduled service, Orlando, Fla.-based National Airlines has announced passenger service from Long Island’s Douglas MacArthur Airport to two airports in Puerto Rico.

National Airlines will be operating one flight daily (except Tuesdays), alternating between the destinations of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan (SJU/TJSJ) and Rafael Hernández Airport in Aquadilla (BQN/TJBQ), starting July 1, 2016. These flights are in addition to a just-announced doubling of their flights from Orlando Sandford International Airport (SFB/KSFB) to both San Juan and Aguadilla, which also begin this March.

These flights will be operated on Boeing 757-200 aircraft, powered by Rolls Royce RB-211 engines. According to National’s website, their two 757s have 184 and 170 seats, respectively, with about two dozen first class seats in a 2×2 configuration. The remainder of their seating is in a 3×3 coach setup.

Long Island’s Douglas MacArthur Airport has a large Southwest Airlines presence, with American Airlines being the only other airline that operates there (through regional flights operated by Piedmont Airlines).

National Airlines was born in 2008, having flown passenger and cargo service with their 747-operating sister airline, National Air Cargo.

Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has airline experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He currently runs NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert for the media. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.



About the Author

Phil Derner Jr.
Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.




 
 

 

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