If JetBlue had won the Virgin bidding war with Alaska Air, I think this would have been very good for Boston/Worcester. Not to mention of perfect match of cultures. Sadly it did not work out, but the cost was simply too much:
.@JetBlue Exec @Martysg: @VirginAmerica Was a Nice-To Have But Not Worth $2.6 Billion https://t.co/1fIHLgowe7 #airl [...]
For many many years, I said time and time again when the City of Worcester owned the airport to privatize the airport like Stewart International in Newburgh, NY, did when they signed a 99 year lease with National Express in 2000. Not only have I said to privatize ORH but:
privatize the golf course
privatize the DCU
privatize Union Station
Recently the Boston Globe wrote a column titled, “Looking for Quiet, Worcester Airport may be the place”. As you can tell from the column it was not exactly a flattering piece about the airport as evidenced by these lines:
The cavernous airport terminal on the top of Tatnuck Hill is airy, modern, and eerily quiet. No one was sta [...]
Do you have any friends in the Fort Lauderdale/Orlando area consider a trip this week-end. Before all the school vacations kick in, prices are low right now out of Worcester. Consider these two options:
Flight out of Worcester to Fort Lauderdale Saturday returning Wednesday=$310
Flight out of Worcester to Orlando Saturday returning Wednes [...]
Did you get the JetBlue American Express card to rack up points like me?? Just checked my JetBlue TrueBlue account and I am up to 51,777 points!! Here are some things you need to know:
The last day you can use your JetBlue American Express card is March 20, 2016.
March 21, 2016, you need to start using your new Barclay’s Jet [...]
Just heard that we cracked the 256,000 passenger number with JetBlue. If you take into account that we started November 13, 2013, last Friday marked the 113th week.
2,266 per week
324 per day
Based on 400 seats per day that equates to an 81% load
Considering we had no service before November 13, 2013, we think that is pretty dam good. Onc [...]
Recently we read in WorcesterMag the 16 Things Worcester should do in 2016. One of which was to add airport service and the line “Let’s go, JetBlue, if you are committed to Worcester, let’s see at least one more destination added in 2016.’
We think we are dam lucky that JetBlue has brought daily service to Worcester [...]
Many people are aware of JetBlue flying direct daily to Orlando (MCO) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL), but many are not aware of that we have a new FBO (Fixed Base Operator) replacing Swissport:
A fixed–base operator (FBO) is a commercial business granted the right by an airport to operate on the airport and provide aeronautical servic [...]
We have been hearing for some time that Rectrix, the FBO at Worcester, may be looking to starting commercial service. Here is a quote from an article today in the Cape Cod Times:
“We would also expand from Hyannis to New York, possibly White Plains,” Cawley said. “Worcester to Hyannis in the summer. New Jersey, Martha’s Vineyard to Hya [...]
This month marked the 2nd anniversary of JetBlue’s daily service from Worcester (ORH) to Orlando (MCO) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL). During this month, I have read various articles from multiple media outlets, who depict either:
We should be happy , ORH is on the right track.
We should be disappointed.
What is the answer? Let me ask [...]