Delta aggressively competing with jetBlue in Boston, they should start service out of Worcester

Very interesting column in the Wall Street Journal about Delta and JetBlue adding flights out of Boston.

Recently JetBlue has added flights from Boston to Delta's hubs in Minneapolis and Atlanta trying to go after Delta passengers. Delta has noticed and has responded by adding 11 destinations from Boston over the past year and signing new sponsorships with Boston's House of Blues, Boston Calling Music Festival and the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Here is one amazing fact about Boston and JetBlue from the column. "JetBlue controls nearly a third of passenger traffic in Boston, serving 65 destinations in the US, the Caribbean and Central America with 160 daily flights and plans to go to 200 within a few years". Let me say that again 200 flights per day out of Boston!!! Worcester will only get more flights, not just the NYC shuttle, once CAT III is operational.

More importantly we highly doubt Delta like letting JetBlue operate in this catchment area without any competition. Although Worcester currently only has Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, JetBlue has the inside track for a customer using jetBlue out of Worcester to use JetBlue out of Boston, versus Delta.

Bottom line is that this fight between JetBlue and Delta only helps Worcester Airport (ORH). It will result in more flights from JetBlue, in addition to the scheduled NYC shuttle, and maybe a close look from Delta to start flights to their hubs.

To get ticket prices out of ORH go to JetBlue BestFareFinder

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