JetBlue President and CEO Robin Hayes is expected to announce the start date for flights from Worcester Regional Airport to New York when he attends the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday morning.

JetBlue announced in February that it was adding daily flights from Worcester to John F. Kennedy International Airport following the completion of a Category III landing system that would allow planes to land in all kinds of weather. The landing system was scheduled to be completed this month. At the time of the announcement, JetBlue said the JFK flights would likely start in early 2018.

JetBlue already has flights connecting Worcester with Orlando International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Mr. Hayes will be the keynote speaker for the chamber’s breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. Thursday.

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