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American Airlines said it was a "difficult" decision to stop its service to New York's JFK airport from Birmigham
The decision was made after constant evaluation "maximising our fleet and profitability while matching customer demand," it said.
The airline "remains committed" to serving the UK market offering up to 24 flghts a day from other UK airports.
They'll also be working with Birmingham-based staff to offer open positions "if qualified and eligible".
Earlier, we told you about American Airlines stopping its daily service to New York's JFK airport from Birmingham.
We asked you for your reaction.
On Facebook Niki Fiku said: Can only be good news if there are less airplanes in the air.
M42 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J7 for M6 and J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport affecting J8 for M6.
M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J6 for A38.
M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J8 for M5.
Police have called the attack on Nic Cruwys an "appalling, unprovoked assault that has left lasting damage."
Three teenagers have been jailed for their roles in the attack with two others given non-custodial sentences for public order offences.
Mr Cruwys' family said in a statement: "Although Nic will never fully recover, we are now hoping to try and move on with our lives and try and put the horrific situation behind us.
"We are delighted that the people involved have been charged and hope that the verdict reflects the injuries Nic suffered and our family's pain and suffering caused by their mindless actions."
Pictured left to right, top to bottom are:
- Joseph Lister, 19, of Palmer Close, Wednesfield, given 30 months after admitting wounding
- Connor Pearson, 16, of Ettingshall Close, Wolverhampton, was given a one-year detention and training order after admitting wounding
- Ryan Meer, 19, of Watling Street, Gailey, Staffordshire, was given a suspended eight-month sentence after admitting affray
- Robert Beech, 19, of Springhill Road, Wednesfield, was given a two-month suspended sentence after admitting threatening behaviour
- Joe Wood, 15, of Woodstock Road, Wolverhampton was given 56 months after admtting wounding with intent
- Daniel Lloyd, aged 19 from Longfellow Road, Sedgley, will be sentenced at a later date after admitting grievous bodily harm.
Passengers booked on American Airlines flights from Birmingham after 6 January 2017 will be contacted by the carrier.
Passengers can either book alternative flights or get a refund.
In a statement the airport also point out that United Airlines will continue to run a daily non-stop service to New York's Newark airport, and regular connections to North America "are also available with several other carriers."
As he passed sentence, Judge Ward said of the victim Nic Cruwys: "He was injured so severely that he spent the next three weeks in a medically-induced coma and the next three months in hospital."
Wolverhampton Crown Court heard that he was attacked in the city as he made his way from Molineux Stadium to the railway station following a match in March last year.
The 44-year-old was knocked out as he fell to the ground following a punch, and was then stamped on and kicked three times despite being unconscious.
Addressing the five defendants in the dock and a sixth defendant who was present in court but will be sentenced at a later date, the judge added: "Four of you in this room are responsible for all of that."
The judge heard Watford fan Nic Cruwys, who was not wearing club colours, was attacked while with a group of friends.
Today two other defendants were given non-custodial sentences for public order offences - a sixth defendant will be sentenced at a later date.
Passing sentence, Judge Ward said of the victim: "He suffered extensive skull fractures and a traumatic brain injury. He was so badly injured that doctors told his family they didn't think he would survive."
Wolverhampton Wanderers confirmed today that all six individuals have been banned from Molineux for life.
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Three teenagers who launched a "devastating" unprovoked attack on a rival fan, leaving him with a life-changing brain injury, have been given custodial sentences.
The attack left Watford fan Nic Cruwys in a coma following a match at Wolverhampton Wanderers on 7 March 2015.
- Joe Wood, 15, of Woodstock Road, Wolverhampton, was ordered to be detained for 56 months after admitting wounding with intent.
- Joseph Lister, 19, of Palmer Close, Wednesfield, was given a 30-month sentence after admitted wounding.
- Connor Pearson, 16, of Woodstock Road, Wolverhampton, was given a one-year detention and training order after also admitted wounding
US carrier American Airlines is to stop its direct flights to New York.
The airline has run daily flights to New York's JFK airport since May 2015.
The airport has said there is a strong demand for service and it was "optimistic" another carrier will fill the gap shortly.
The service will finish on 6 January 2017.
M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J9 for A461 and J8 for M5 affecting J10A for M54.
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New plans have been unveiled for a distribution warehouse on the site of a former brickworks in Essington.
The initial proposal was rejected in May by councillors despite being recommended for approval.
DX Network Services Ltd, the company behind the new centre, say the design has now been reduced in size by 30% and moved further away from nearby homes.
Head coach Tony Pulis has said he never considered leaving West Brom - despite the club's failure to land some of his preferred transfer targets this summer.
M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, at J11A for M6 Toll.
M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J2 for M69.
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M42 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J9 for M6 Toll and J10 for A5.
Two men have been charged and remanded in custody after an armed raid at a jewellers in Stratford-upon-Avon on Wednesday.
Ioachim Karp, 19, from Birmingham, was charged with aggravated burglary and Andrei Florin, 28 and also from Birmingham, charged with aggravated burglary and escape from lawful custody.
Both men are due to appear at Leamington Magistrates' Court later.
M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J9 for A461 and J10 for A454.
M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J8 for M5 and J7 for A34.
M5 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J3 for A456 Halesowen and J2 for A4123 Oldbury.
A460 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, between A4601 Wolverhampton Road and A5.
A441 West Midlands both ways severe accident, at A4029 Pebble Mill Road affecting A4540 Belgrave Middleway.
M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J16 for A3400 and J15 for A46.