JetBlue Announces New Worcester-New York Route

New England Council member JetBlue Airways recently announced plans to begin offering a daily flight from Worcester, MA, to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The planned once-daily flight will increase Central and Western Massachusetts residents’ access to New York, a major international hub for business and travel. The flight is expected to travel from Worcester Regional Airport to JFK daily at around 6:00 a.m. and return around midnight. JetBlue cannot begin offering this flight, however, until a $30 million system to enable pilots to land in low-visibility conditions is updated and installed by fellow NEC member Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates the Worcester Regional Airport. Massport Chief Executive Thomas Glynn said the system is on track to be completely installed by the end of the year, meaning JetBlue will likely begin service from Worcester to New York in early 2018.

“JetBlue, based on their success with two flights to Florida, decided that JFK would be a good next move in terms of their expanding their commitment to the central Massachusetts region,” said Glynn, who serves on the NEC board of Directors.

The New England Council congratulates JetBlue on the expansion of service in Worcester, a move that will benefit businesses and residents in the Central Massachusetts area. Read more in The Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal.

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