Barnstable officials: JetBlue Hyannis to NYC service a success

Flights 80%+ full each trip for the first month
Barnstable Municipal Airport welcomes the first JetBlue flight from New York's JFK Airport on June 26, 2014. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.

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.


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