JetBlue resuming daily flights at Worcester Regional Airport after halting service during COVID pandemic
NEC member JetBlue announced it will resume daily flights out of Worcester Regional Airport after halting the commercial service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The airport is operated by Massport, also a Council member.
Starting August 19, 2021, direct flights will be offered between Worcester Regional Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
JetBlue had been offering daily flights to Orlando,Fort Lauderdale, and New York City, but as cases of coronavirus spread last year and slowed travel, JetBlue requested approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation to temporarily suspend all service from Worcester. In its filing, JetBlue said flights from Worcester to New York City booked at less than 15% capacity, “making the service unsustainable for JetBlue to operate.”
“JetBlue is open for business in Worcester,” Joanna Geraghty, president and COO of JetBlue, said Wednesday.
The New England Council applauds JetBlue for the steadfast determination to resume normal flight travel operations amidst the pandemic. Read more from MassLive.
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