More than three years after commercial passenger service returned to Worcester Regional Airport in Massachusetts, JetBlue says it's expanding its service to include daily flights to New York City.
The additional flights landing at the airport in the near future is a "game changer" for travelers throughout central Massachusetts and beyond, according to Worcester's town manager.
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito made the official announcement Tuesday morning.
The new service was made possible because of an upgrade to infrastructure after the state spent $30 million on a Category 3 instrument landing system, which allows planes to land in Worcester during low visibility.
JetBlue currently offers flights to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, and is the only airine operating out of Worcester.
State leaders said this expansion will pave the way for more flights. The flights to JFK aren't expected to start running until the end of 2017.