June 4, 2018

JetBlue's JFK flights from Worcester have delay & cancellation issues

Photo | Rick Saia
JetBlue officials disembark a plane at Worcester Regional Airport in 2013.

More than half of the flights between Worcester Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York have been delayed, diverted or cancelled after just a month of operation.

As of the 1st of June, 13 JetBlue flights have been on time or early, while 10 have been delayed, four cancelled and one diverted, according to MassPort.

"We are concerned with the cancellations and delays of the JetBlue flights to and from JFK Airport, but we are confident that JetBlue is doing their best to maintain operational integrity, and we expect better performance in the future," the state agency said.

However, the agency cautioned to not jump the gun, as the service only began on May 3.

The flights to New York represented the third destination offered out of Worcester Airport joining Florida cities Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. JetBlue operates both of those flights.

The airport and MassPort announced in April that American Airlines will fly the airport's year-round fourth destination to Philadelphia will begin in October. Rectrix Aviation operates seasonal flights to Cape Cod.

The early issues of the new JFK flights were first raised by website flyorh.com, which tracks activity at the airport. In blog posts, the website's author calls for a second flight to JFK each day.

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