Posts in category Worcester Airport

Setting record straight on ORH

Setting record straight on ORH
GoLocalWorcester column There are many misconceptions about Worcester. One was that we need an access road. Not one person has complained about accessing Worcester Regional Airportsince JetBlue began service on November 7, 2013, and I feel that this may be behind us. Another misconception that prices are high out of Worcester is not behind us [...]

Massport visits Blackstone Chamber

Massport visits Blackstone Chamber
GoLocalWorcester Last Wednesday, I attended the Blackstone Valley Chamber breakfast where Tom Glynn, Massport CEO and Executive Director, was the keynote speaker at Pleasant Valley. He started by reviewing JetBlue’s performance since their first flight on November 7th. Although JetBlue looks at this as a two-year plan, the first two months h [...]

ORH does not need an access road

ORH does not need an access road
GoLocalWorcester We are now three months into our JetBlue experience, and I have not heard one complaint about not having an access road to Worcester Regional Airport. Seriously—not one! Who doesn’t have some type of car navigation system in their car today? Think about how much time has been wasted on the access road discussion. Remember the [...]

FlyORH interviews CEO of Linear Air

FlyORH interviews CEO of Linear Air
GoLocalWorcester Traveling to Florida with JetBlue out of Boston about 6 or 7 years ago, I read JetBlue CEO David Neeleman’s book Flying High. The whole culture and business plan of JetBlue fascinated me and I could not help but think, why Worcester Airport (ORH) could not be part of JetBlue’s future? Effective November 7, 2103, Worcester be [...]

Chamber of Commerce Travel Show for A...

Chamber of Commerce Travel Show for Agents
GoLocalWorcester Link One of the biggest surprises to me is the complete lack of advertising from businesses in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando in the Central Mass area. As I write this column, we are flying to Fort Lauderdale today; wouldn’t businesses in these areas want me to stay at their hotel, go to their theme park or restaurant? Consideri [...]

Yapta your next flight out of ORH

Yapta your next flight out of ORH
GoLocalWorcester Link CEO of Yapta James Filsinger About a month ago I was tweeting about watching airline fares and trying to figure out when the prices were their lowest to book my trip. Jim Lokay, reporter from WCVB Channel 5, tweeted back that I should sign up for Yapta (Your Amazing Personal Travel Assistant). As a result, I set up an a [...]

Last week was a great week for ORH

Last week was a great week for ORH
GoLocalBusiness column Last Monday JetBlue shut down operations at LaGuardia, Newark, JFK and Boston for 17 hours, from 5 pm to 10 am the next morning. During this shutdown, however, ORH stayed open and saw their only two scheduled JetBlue flights from Fort Lauderdale and to Orlando completed. In fact, all 12 flights on Tuesday, Wednesday, an [...]

JetBlue committed long-term to ORH

JetBlue committed long-term to ORH
GoLocalWorcester link People make comments to me that JetBlue needs to make a profit at Worcester to stay here. Obviously this is true, but at the same time, JetBlue is committed to Worcester long-term. If they do not make money during the first six months, they are not pulling out of Worcester. They know this will take time! This is a very u [...]

In 2014 ORH wish

In 2014 ORH wish
FlyORH link to GoLocalWorcester As I write this FlyORH column, the 36th straight JetBlue flight has operated out of Worcester without any diversions. That brings the total to 196 flights with 21 diversions or 10.70%. This was completely expected, although maybe slightly higher these first two months, when JetBlue decided to fly into Worcester [...]

FlyORH: JetBlue report card

FlyORH: JetBlue report card
FlyORH Column With the first month of service with JetBlue on the books, here are my assessments: Estimating the loads are between 80-85% Fort Lauderdale is doing better then Orlando Four flight cancellations due to fog that were able land in Boston There have been some mechanical problems with the Embraer 190 (100 seats) Extra Space seats d [...]