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More trains in Providence, fewer in Kuala Lumpur

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Starting May. 26, JetBlue will offer nonstop flights to Anchorage, where travelers can visit the nearby Portage Lake. Credit: Alaskan Dude.

By Joe Brancatelli

A new intermodal transportation facility has opened at T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island. The $267 million InterLink encompasses a parking garage, airport car-rental companies and a commuter-rail station. A skywalk connects the InterLink to the airline terminals. Rail service, which will extend as far as Boston, begins next year. Meanwhile, the aerotrain at Kuala Lumpur International has closed for six months of construction. The most affected area: the satellite building housing Gates C1 to C37, home to most of KL’s international flights. The train will be replaced by shuttle buses, which require at least 15 additional minutes of transit time.

Bet you didn’t see this coming this: The newest airline at Anchorage is JetBlue Airways. It’ll fly seasonal nonstops to Long Beach, California, starting on May 26.

Joplin Regional Airport in Missouri will get some desperately needed new service beginning on February 10. American Eagle, the American Airlines commuter carrier, launches daily fights from its Dallas/Fort Worth hub using 64-seat turboprops.

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Posted on: December 8, 2010 | Tags: | Category: Business TravelCategory: On the RoadCategory: Travel News

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