Fiscal 2023 DIF Account

January 1st: We Predicted JetBlue Would Be Back in 2021






2021 Prediction 


As we said here many times on this blog:

  1. American flights to their Philadelphia hub with bad times and planes that could not handle CAT III 
  2. Delta flights to to their Detroit hub with bad times and Detroit, not Atlanta
  3. JetBlue with only one turn to their hub at JFK returning so late

All three were bad ideas for Worcester Airport and had little chance of success.   Between these three flights the loads are most were 60%.....   They were more done to make the appearance that we had three legacy carriers, versus creating a solid business plan for Worcester Airport.

On the other hand, JetBlue daily to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando were great ideas.   Although the times were bad and the prices were higher with the Embraer 190 (100 seats), we averaged at least 80% loads for the 5 plus years JetBlue flew this flight.   

Here is another good piece of news.   The business flier is not coming back any time soon, but we had no business fliers!!! Only leisure travelers.   

Now get this piece of news.  JetBlue starting to receive their new Airbus 220 planes replacing the Embraer 190.     This plane has 130 seats and extremely fuel efficient, which will lower ticket prices!!!

Based on:

  1. 80%+ loads for 5+ years to Fort Lauderdale/Orlando
  2. new Airbus 220

We see JetBlue coming back in 2021 with these two flights, not back to JFK.