Following a solid month of daily trips between Hyannis and New York City, Barnstable officials are calling JetBlue's newest seasonal route a success. According to Barnstable Municipal Airport Manager Roland "Bud" Breault, each plane to and from New York City has been at least 80% full.
Barnstable officials are reportedly thrilled with the success of JetBlue's newest route. On June 26, 2014, the first 100-seat Embraer E190 landed at the Hyannis airport to a great deal of fanfare.
That flight made Hyannis JetBlue's 86th destination.
The inaugural season will run daily through the rest of the summer, ending on September 9, 2014. A pilot program, Barnstable officials are hoping the service will start up again in the spring and someday, become a year-round offering.
"Let’s hope this fast start will help make the case for shoulder-season and year-round service to New York and other popular destinations. The airport commission and our air marketing service consultant are working toward that," said Breault.