WORCESTER, MA — JetBlue has confirmed that service out of Worcester Regional Airport will be discontinued indefinitely, one of seven airports the budget airline is pulling back from amid the coronavirus pandemic.
JetBlue initially suspended all service out of Worcester in June, with a tentative restart date in September. The airline flew from Worcester to New York City, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
“With revenue down and demand for air travel continuing to follow an uncertain timeline for recovery, we’ve made the decision to adjust our reopening plans for seven airports where operations are currently suspended,” the company told Patch on Wednesday. “This includes Worcester. A reopening date has not yet been announced.”
Out of the seven airports JetBlue is pulling back from, only Worcester and New York Stewart International Airport in the Hudson Valley do not have restart dates. JetBlue will return to airports in Baltimore, Burbank, Calif., Ontario, Calif., and San Jose by April, and to Palm Springs, Calif., by December.
American Airlines and Delta also fly out of Worcester. Delta was the only airline with an arrival or departure on Wednesday — but the airline plans to stop service in October. American, which offers service to Philadelphia, suspended service over the summer.
Massport spokeswoman Jennifer Mehigan said that airlines have had to make “tough decisions” with travel demand way down due to the pandemic.
“We continue to have conversations with our airline partners and look forward to commercial service returning to Worcester in the near future,” Mehigan said.