Worcester Airport Celebrates 100,000th Passenger Since Reopening
Saturday, October 04, 2014
At its peak in 1989, Worcester Airport served more than 340,000 people and between 2009 and 2012, 250,000 people chose Worcester Airport. Worcester Regional Airport serves Worcester County, the second fastest growing county in Massachusetts, along with the Boston Metro West region and the bustling Interstate 495 corridor.
“Residents of Central Massachusetts have shown that they appreciate the convenience of Worcester Regional Airport and the travel options it offers,” said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn. “We always knew we would reach this milestone, but to be celebrating this success in less than a year of service is remarkable.”
JetBlue Airways currently flies out of the Worcester Regional Airport, with daily flights to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
After the Airport reached the milestone of 100,000 passengers in a relatively short period of time, there was a lot of local praise to be had.
“What a great day for the airport,” said U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern. “This shows – once again – that the people of Central Massachusetts are committed to making passenger service a success. And JetBlue’s ongoing commitment to Worcester shows that this market is a good place to do business.”
While certainly a great benchmark, the airport has been heralded for its potential benefits to both travel and the economy. According to research by Massport, the airport has the potential to generate $369 million of economic activity over the next ten years. Massport commissioned Frasca & Associates, L.L.C. to assess the ten-year economic impacts anticipated from new airline service by JetBlue Airways and Massport’s current and future investments in the airport.
A Local Convenience
According to James and Wilda Southard, the Worcester Regional Airport is great because it creates easier flights for their family.
After relocating to Florida after living in Fitchburg, the Worcester Regional Airport offers them an airport much closer to their old home. Prior to the Worcester Airport reopening, the couple would fly out of Manchester, New Hampshire.
“This is so exciting,” said Wilda Southard of Edgewater, Florida. “My husband James and I recently relocated to Florida after living in Fitchburg for more than 15 years, and Worcester Regional Airport has been so convenient for our travel needs.”
- FlyORH: Worcester’s Airport Needs To Provide Ground Transportation
- FlyORH: JetBlue’s 50-Flight Milestone at Worcester Regional Airport
- FlyORH: Troubleshooting at Worcester Airport
- FlyORH: Worcester Airport by the Numbers
- FlyORH: The Next Moves For Worcester Airport
- FlyORH: Worcester Airport Does Not Need an Access Road
- FlyORH: Predictions For Worcester Airport in 2014
- TSA Relaxes Regulations: Pocket Knives Allowed on Planes
- NEW: California Billionaire Hires Plane to Fly Banner Bashing Lynch
- FlyORH: Setting the Record Straight On Worcester Regional Airport
- Obama to Fly into Worcester Airport for Worcester Tech Graduation
- FlyORH: Before Worcester Airport Access Road, Let’s Fix The Signs
- FlyORH: Worcester Airport Rises to the Occasion
- FlyORH: Yapta Your Flights Out of Worcester Airport
- FlyORH: Good Marketing Is Key to Higher Loads at Worcester Airport
- FlyORH: Changes at Worcester Airport Affecting Ticket Sales?
- FlyORH: Building Momentum at Worcester Regional Airport
- FlyORH: Worcester Airport JetBlue “Spag’s” Ticket
- NEW: Worcester Airport Receives No Funding
- FlyORH: Orlando Numbers Missing the Mark at Worcester Airport?
- Don’t Miss: Worcester Regional Airport’s Travel Show
- FlyORH: Chamber of Commerce Works To Promote Worcester Airport
- FlyORH: JetBlue Arrives At Worcester Regional Airport
- FlyORH: What Worcester’s Airport Can Learn From Arnold Palmer
- FlyORH: The JetBlue Inspiration For Worcester’s Airport
- Fly ORH: Why Worcester Should Be Home To A Leisure Airport
- FlyORH: Spotlight Worcester’s Attractions In Our Airport