Posts by BillRandell

JetBlue Embraer 190 future very much ...

About ten years JetBlue sunk alot of money into the Embraer 190, a 25 row with 4 seats per row for a total of 100 seats.     The purpose for these smaller jets was to service smaller markets like Worcester.  Since JetBlue started flying daily to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, this is exactly the plane that they have been using. The problem has [...]

JetBlue not happy with the E-190 and ...

JetBlue not happy with the E-190 and JetBlue to Europe??
Currently JetBlue Fleet contains three different types of plans in their fleet: 162 seat Airbus 320 150 seat Airbus 320 100 seat Embraer 190 Out of Worcester we have the 100 seat Embraer 190, although once in a while we do get the Airbus.    Bottom line is that JetBlue has not been happy with the performance and return from the Embraer, cli [...]

Amazon Prime Airlines

Amazon is building their own airlines, Prime, to fly their own packages and cut out FedEx/Ups. The online retailer will open its own cargo air hub in Northern Kentucky, where it plans to employ 2,000 people, it announced today.   The Amazon facility will be the eventual home to 40 Amazon Prime Air planes the company is leasing to transport pa [...]

Rockford Airport and cargo

Many years ago we made the analogy between major airports and their secondary airports: Boston and Worcester Pittsburgh and Latrobe (Arnold Palmer) NYC and Stewart Chicago and Rockford In 2016, they flew 225,890 with two carriers Allegiant and Apple Vacations.    But here is the thing we found most interesting in their recent press release [...]

Spirit starts next month out of Hartf...

Spirit is on very aggressive airline, who has put the “no thrills” into “no thrills” airline.   They are extremely aggressive and will be starting next month out of Harford. Spirit’s first flights from Hartford will begin April 27 when it launches daily flights to Orlando and four-times-a-week service to Myrtle Beach. [...]

Allegiant and St Pete, no way ORH sho...

Check out all the destinations that Allegiant flies from to St Pete!!!   Explain to me how Worcester is not on their flight map???  Go to the interactive map and click on St Pete. Considering we already have JetBlue bringing people to Worcester Airport to fly to the two Atlantic Coast destinations (Orlando and Fort Lauderdale), you would thi [...]

Portsmouth, NH (PEASE) airport and Al...

Allegiant flies all these destinations out of Portsmouth: Sanford  (Orlando) Fort Lauderdale Myrtle Beach Punta Gorda  (Fort Myers) St Pete   (Tampa) If we could get Allegiant to come to ORH, Myrtle Beach , Punta Gorda and St Pete’s would be great compliments to existing JetBlue daily to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.   Based on Portsmo [...]

Allegiant adds 3 seasonal Myrtle Beac...

Allegiant today announces three new seasonal routes to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this summer from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Toledo, Ohio Stewart, New York Still do not know why Allegiant will not give Worcester another chance. Since they left: New owner (Massport) New Airport Director (Andy Davis) New FBO (Rectrix) ORH to Myrtle Beach [...]

Elite Airways, one to watch

  Over the past ten years, we have seen a lot of airlines come and go including Direct Air.   Elite has been flying over commercial flight over a  year and are based in Portland, Maine., targeting secondary cities like Worcester (ORH).   They remind me of Allegiant, who did the same thing based out of Las Vegas starting on the West [...]

JetBlue to start JFK daily in 2018

As it stands right now, CAT III should be up and running by December of 2017, followed by a daily flight to JFK in the morning with a return flight at night.   This is a great development for Worcester Airport (ORH), since JFK is the HUB for JetBlue, from which you can connect to most of their destinations with a direct flight.   CAT II [...]