The American Airlines flights from Worcester Regional Airport to Philadelphia International Airport are set to return back this fall, from November. Both Massport and American Airlines announced on Saturday, August 28th, that they will be resuming flights in November.
The New England gateway, located approx 55 miles west of Boston, will have travel networks to and from Philadelphia starting from November 2nd; after the return of flights in the region, they will operate daily with the specified timetable:
- Departure:6:31 p.m and Arrival: 8:02 p.m (From ORH to PHL)
- Departure: 4:52 p.m and Arrival 6:05 p.m (From PHL to ORH)
For its first flights from November, American Airlines made its tickets available since Monday, August 30th.
American Airlines is the third carrier to announce the return of its service at the Worcester airport since the spring. JetBlue has already resumed its service between Worcester and JFK International Airport, and Delta Air also announced the return of its flights at the regional airport earlier this month. Delta plans to run a daily operation between Worcester and La Guardia Airport from this fall.
The airport, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary since Massport took ownership of the airport in 2010, has continuously started to attract expanded offerings to the cities across the country. The regional airport has also seen consequential growths after the takeover from more than $100 million improvement investment in a Category III Instrument Landing System that was completed in 2018 to two new jet bridges installed in 2019 and doubling the gate bridges to 4 in 2020; the Worcester airport has been moving consistently towards the future with significant improvement in its services and infrastructure.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic pummeled the aviation and travel industry, Worcester Regional Airport’s route to Philadelphia was its third-busiest domestic route, only behind Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida routes. The region saw most of its operations vanish during the pandemic’s peak, which has gradually started to grow. Now, the addition of the services from American Airlines marks the airport’s growth in the path of the revival of the aviation industry.
Furthermore, the regional airport offers free parking spaces for travelers using its services through the end of the year to attract even more clients.
The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO, Timothy, on the return of American Airline’s service at the airport, said it’s great having the three of the major airlines in the US competing for passengers at the Worcester Regional Airport shows the significance of the city of the map, and she is happy that the flights from the big fishes in the industry offer the opportunity for the business community to make a connection throughout the country and globally bringing important economic developments.
On the other hand, the Philadelphia International Airport operating with American Airlines, is the only major airport that supports the US’s sixth-largest metropolitan area and services over 32 million passengers every year. Twenty-five airlines, including major domestic airlines, operate from the PHL, offering up to 500 daily flights globally to more than 140 destinations. The Philadelphia International Airport, located 7 miles from downtown, also ranked among ‘Top 10 Airports Best For International Flights’ on Scott’s Cheap Flights list. This website searches the internet for discounts on international flights; the PHL ranked 9th overall in affordability.