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. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on