JetBlue to Serve Washington, D.C. and New York City with Hourly Service from Boston
We have one turn per day to JetBlue hub at JFK departing first thing in the morning and returning late at night. This flight is struggling with loads under 50%.
We desperately need is a mid-day turn like American does with their flight to Philadelphia. We also beed a marketing campaign, but this 2nd turn is needed to make this flight successful.
Now this announcement yesterday from JetBlue. Here is one section:
Similarly, JetBlue will also introduce near-hourly weekday service between Boston and the New York metro area with service between approximately 5:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. Logan flights will depart at the bottom of the hour for one of the three major New York area airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA) or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). As New York’s Hometown Airline®, JetBlue’s unique service pattern is designed to meet the needs of travelers flying between Boston and anywhere across the New York metro area, whether it be Manhattan, the outer boroughs, Long Island or northern New Jersey. The flight schedule between New York and Boston will be phased in beginning this summer with new flights on sale starting this weekend.
Wow, that hurt. Would have been the perfect opportunity to add a 2nd JFK fligh??? . Bad day yesterday for Worcester Airport. This flight will continue to struggle.
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commented on 2019-03-01 11:09:08
This is all playing out like we all feared. JetBlue came here just to placate Massport to get their additional gates/ expanded service at Logan. My uneducated guess is that their making money with the 80% loads on the FL flights, but maybe their breaking even on the JFK flight. They’re just doing the bare minimum to maintain their service here. They have no interest in expanding their footprint here. It was just a business decision to give ORH some crumbs for a much more profitable expansion at Logan. I'm not sure I disagree with them either. Why deploy more assets to ORH when they could just as easily use them in an existing route at another airport thus saving more overhead. I just have a bad feeling that in 3 years we will have the same service we have now at ORH. It's a shame that ORH has been a pawn in their game.