The U.S. Division of Transportation seems to have permitted additional cuts to airline service necessities on the Worcester Regional Airport, in line with a Could 22 submitting, though as of Friday morning it was not instantly clear what these cuts would possibly seem like.
Following a Could 12 discover permitting airways to request additional service exemptions, each JetBlue Airways and American Airways requested an exemption from serving Worcester, in line with the submitting.
Though the Worcester was certainly one of 5 markets whereby full exemption was not granted for all airways who submitted a request, the Worcester airport is listed amongst these tentatively permitted for diminished service by DOT.
American Airways mentioned in an electronic mail it’s going to proceed offering service to Worcester from Philadelphia. JetBlue didn’t instantly return a request for remark, and it stays unclear whether or not the airline will proceed to supply any service to the Worcester airport below the phrases of the DOT’s exemptions.
The DOT mentioned in its submitting it could not approve exemption purposes if the exemptions would end in an airport dropping all coated provider service, or if it could in any other case end in insufficient capability or connectivity.
In April, the U.S. Division of Transportation denied a earlier request from JetBlue to droop service on the Worcester Regional Airport, arguing that JetBlue was already receiving adequate pandemic assist by way of the CARES Act.
JetBlue mentioned in April it had ceased offering nonstop flights out of Worcester to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, and that its nonstop flights to John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport have been booked to 15% capability.
Delta Airways, which additionally serves Worcester with a nonstop flight to Detroit, didn’t request an exemption from serving the Worcester market, in line with the submitting.