Posts in category Worcester Airport

Rectrix and the ORH-Baltimore-Sarasot...

First, let me make it very clear that Rectrix has been a great addition to Worcester Regional Airport (ORH).    Our FBO facilities are now 1st class and can only increase General Aviation at ORH.   Great to join Rich Cawley from Rectrix Aviation for opening of $6 million aviation facility @flyworcester pic.twitter.com/cwLTRu1im4 — Tim M [...]

ORH and Freight

The JFK announcement was huge, since it will allow us to connect direct to pretty much every destination JetBlue flies to connecting through JFK in NYC.   Click on JFK on the interactive route map to see the exact ones.  As I mentioned earlier in the week, I am a little confused by the timing of an announcement now for a route that will start [...]

Worcester Airport: Wait for it

For ten years on a prior blog, I urged the City of Worcester to privatize the airport through the  RFP (Request for Proposal) process.  Either outright sell the airport, like Newburgh New York did when they sold it to National Express, or long-term lease ORH, not different then Wachusett Mountain.     Although an RFP was never done, the City [...]

As Logan sets records, Worcester Airp...

As Logan sets records, Worcester Airport almost ready to soar
As printed in the Worcester Sun   Recently, there have been a couple very interesting stories coming out of Logan International, that “other” airport owned by Massport. Bill Randell Thomas Glynn, CEO of Massport, announced last Wednesday that Logan had reached 36 million passengers passing through the gates in 2016. This is not only a [...]

Predictions for ORH commercial servic...

Peak season for ORH (Worcester Regional Airport) is the winter time starting in December.  If JetBlue, or anyone else, wanted to start a new route out of ORH, they would not want to miss peak season.    Considering it takes at least 60 days to get a new flight up and running with tickets, etc, we would need an announcement by October 1st.   A [...]

Worcester should start thinking inter...

In my last column, we wrote about how the City of Worcester should hire Louis Tiant and work with Congressman McGovern and Massport, after JetBlue had failed to get daily flights out of Boston to Havana.   Since that time we have learned that JetBlue has not given up and  has asked the US Department of Transportation to reconsider its decisio [...]

My trip to Richmond out of Boston, OR...

I have never been more convinced that Worcester Airport is destined to be a major airport within the next ten years.  Last Thurdsday I had a 6:30 flight on JetBlue out of Boston to Richmond.   My plan to leave Worcester at 3:00PM to get their without having to rush sounded like a pretty safe idea. At 4:00PM, however, I ran into standstill tra [...]

JetBlue loses Virgin buy out, what ne...

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 [...]

Response to Boston Globe’s edit...

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 p [...]

Boston Globe story on Worcester Airpo...

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 [...]