November 07, 2013 10:31 ET

JetBlue Begins Service to Worcester, Mass.

Launches Nonstop Service to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Orlando Today; Worcester Becomes JetBlue's 80th Destination

WORCESTER, MA--(Marketwired - November 07, 2013) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today begins flying from the Worcester Regional Airport to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Orlando, as the airline continues to grow its foothold in New England. JetBlue now offers 256 daily flights in and out of New England and is the exclusive commercial airline to operate at the Central Massachusetts facility.

"We are excited to make Worcester our 80th BlueCity today, being part of revamping the airport and connecting it with two high-demand destinations, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Orlando," said Marty St George, JetBlue's senior vice president marketing and commercial strategy. "The city of Worcester has welcomed us with open arms and with the great support of the community and Massport, we look forward to serving Central Mass with these new routes and hopefully more services in the future."

"I am so pleased to welcome JetBlue to Worcester," U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) said. "This milestone for the airport and for the Central Massachusetts economy has been a great team effort. JetBlue's commitment to Worcester demonstrates that serving this market is a wise investment, and that Worcester Regional Airport can be a vibrant part of our economic growth for years to come."

"This is a great day for Worcester and everyone who believes the airport can be an economic engine for the entire Central Massachusetts region," said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn. "Worcester is not only getting a return to commercial air service today. The city is getting commercial service by one of the best brands in the aviation industry."

"The City of Worcester is excited that JetBlue has now found a home in Worcester," said Mayor Joe Petty. "We welcome JetBlue and look forward to this exciting new service at Worcester Regional Airport."

"The skies over Worcester are true blue from here on out. We welcome JetBlue to Worcester, a partner in every sense of the word and look forward to a long lasting relationship," said Mike O'Brien, City Manager of Worcester.

JetBlue's schedule between Worcester (ORH) and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood (FLL) effective November 7, 2013:

ORH to FLL:   FLL to ORH:
Depart - Arrive   Depart - Arrive
4:25 p.m. - 7:39 p.m.   7:32 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

JetBlue's schedule between Worcester (ORH) and Orlando (MCO) effective November 7, 2013*:

ORH to MCO:   MCO to ORH:
Depart - Arrive   Depart - Arrive
7:30 a.m. - 10:33 a.m.   1:00 p.m. - 3:38 p.m.

*= First flight from Orlando to Worcester is scheduled for November 7, 2013. First flight from Worcester to Orlando is scheduled for November 8.

About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is a leading carrier in Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood , Boston, New York City, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan, JetBlue carries 30 million customers a year to 80 cities in the US, Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 750 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. JetBlue's fleet totals 191 aircraft, comprising 130 Airbus A320s, 1 A321 and 60 Embraer 190s. Upcoming destinations include Detroit, Mich.; and Savannah, Ga.; as well as Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Lima, Peru, subject to receipt of government approval. For more information please visit

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