Bureau Brief—Worcester Regional Airport (ORH)

Worcester Regional Airport, airport code ORH, was founded in 1946 as a municipal airport. Over the years it has enjoyed periods of great success, peaking at 354,000 passenger enplanements in 1989, and periods of quiescence with the departure of major national airlines in the late 1990s. In 2010, the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), which had supported the City with airport operations and finances since 2000, purchased ORH and announced significant planned investments. With JetBlue’s arrival in November 2013, both the number of flights and passenger enplanements have increased. Is ORH on a flightpath to once again become an economic driver for Greater Worcester?


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