JetBlue Airways has expressed its desire to expand beyond the two routes. David Barger, CEO of JetBlue Airways, has emphatically stated that there is no doubt whatsoever over the wonderful prospects at Worcester. Barger said that the company will start offering JetBlue Airways flights to Worcester in November this year. He however said that this would only become possible with the community’s support.
JetBlue Airways said that it will start offering once daily roundtrip flights to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale starting from November 7, 2013. Regarding the new flights, Barger quipped that the launch of flights were on standard introductory routes, but he wants that the airline’s network be expanded to other cities as well. He however refused to names the cities where he wanted JetBlue to offer its flights services.
Barger said that JetBlue Airways will be able to sustain and succeed only with the help of community buy-in, in the form of booking flights and spreading word of mouth. In fact, this would be the key to the airline’s success in Worcester. He said that JetBlue Airways now hopes to have even more success than previous airlines.
The Worcester Regional Airport had no passenger flights ever since Direct Air filed for bankruptcy and canceled already-booked flights in March 2012. With the launch of flights now, Worcester would be JetBlue Airways’ 79th destination. A 190-seater aircraft configured with two rows of seats would be used to operate flights on the route.