JetBlue has (finally) decided to stop neglecting the 7th most populous state in the Union, and will begin direct service form Columbus, OH to KBOS and KJFK in October. Perhaps now I will actually get the chance to see what all the hype of the “true blue” experience is about.
They will begin service with E-190s, but I have no doubt that they will be adding flights and/or upgrading to the A320s not too long thereafter. I’ve written about B6’s potential in CMH before, but if you haven’t been to the city in the last 15-20 years or so, you really have NO IDEA how 1)Big, 2)White collar, or 3)Vibrant the capital of OH really is. Most people think Cleveland is the largest city in OH, but Columbus has nearly DOUBLE the population of Cleveland, which is second(Columbus-870,000;Cleveland-470,000). Columbus is the only large city in OH that has continued to increase in population over the last 2 decades, as the state overall has faced the unfortunate “rust belt” decline in numbers.
Anyhow, I’m pretty happy that they’re landing in CMH. Now if we could only get them to head up north a little… [Now that I’ve totally made Cleveland sound like a $#!+hole]