October 14, 2016

Rectrix Aviation launching Worcester-to-DC passenger flights

Courtesy Rectrix
Rectrix's fleet of private jets could soon offer flights from the Worcester Regional Airport to Washington D.C.

The CEO of Rectrix Aviation announced Friday his airline will offer passenger service from Worcester Regional Airport to the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. airport and onto Florida, which would make it the second airline offering regular flights out of Central Massachusetts.

CEO Richard Cawley said his company, which currently offers private jet service and maintenance on those airplanes, is working with the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin regular flights of 30 passengers out of Worcester in about a year's time. Cawley expects the inaugural flight to take off sometime in 2017.

The flights will go to Baltimore/Washington International Airport. The airline will then offer continuing service onto Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, where Rectrix already has private jet and maintenance facilities.

Rectrix announced in September it is relocating its private jet fleet to the Worcester, after selecting the facility as its maintenance base of operations. The company has about 50,000 square feet of space at the Central Massachusetts airport.

The only airline currently offering regular passenger service out of Worcester is JetBlue, which flies to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

Cawley made the Washington, D.C. passenger service announcement on Friday morning at the Worcester Chamber of Commerce's Game Changers Business Conference & Expo, held at Mechanics Hall.


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