March 1, 2017

Editorial: A double dose of good news for Worcester Regional Airport

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Worcester Regional Airport

One thing, at least, is immediately apparent in the aftermath of yesterday’s announcement that JetBlue Airways will add service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport from Worcester Regional Airport: the psychological importance the development has in New England’s second-largest city.

Officials said the once-daily flight will commence after the installation of a category III instrument landing system comes online. The system is critical to ensuring on-time reliability, allowing planes to land in reduced visibility. It is scheduled to be online in early December.

Building on the success of serving roughly 380,000 passengers to and from Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, since November 2013, JetBlue will begin service to the nation’s fifth-busiest airport.

This opens a world of possibilities.

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