The City of Worcester is going to be transferring ownership to the Mass Port Authority as part of a transportation reform bill in the StateHouse to streamline transportation in Massachusetts.
This is a good move for Worcester since it will transfer management to an organization that is more experienced with all of the new nuances for running an airport in the post 911 world.
In order to make it work they will need more carriers. In November DirectAir signed on with flights to some Florida destinations and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Many people are going for lower cost vacations and might consider a trip to Myrtle Beach a good alternative.
The Telegram recently wrote a profile type story on the new airport manager Andrew Davis. It is encouraging to see how optimistic he is about the Worcester Regional Airports prospects. Lieutenant Governor Murray also sees the potential in an interview with the BBJ where he mentions the wide area that the Worcester Airport could service.
Hopefully with MassPort eventually at the helm security measures can be improved so that a smaller airport like Worcester’s can begin to grow again.