American Airlines commenced flights between Philadelphia and Worcester on 4 October, with the latter being a new airport node on the oneworld member’s route map. To celebrate the carrier’s arrival at the Massachusetts airport, a number of airport, airline and local government VIPs posed for a celebratory picture to toast the new service.
- American Airlines introduced Worcester (ORH) to its network on 4 October, launching a daily service to the Massachusetts airport from its Philadelphia (PHL) hub. The oneworld member will operate a daily service on the 388-kilometre US East Coast city pair, with no other carrier presently linking the two airports. American will operate the route using its fleet of 50-seat ERJ 145s. Nestled some 72 kilometres West of Boston, Worcester Airport is presently served regularly by JetBlue Airways, with the latter offering daily flights from Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and New York JFK, with all three routes flown on the airline’s fleet of 100-seat E190s. In 2019 the airport will welcome Delta Air Lines to its apron, with the SkyTeam member expected to begin services from Detroit in August. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), 107,594 passengers travelled to/from Worcester Airport in 2017. See how Worcester Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.