Jet Blue arrives on Martha’s Vineyard by way of Boston

Airport fire trucks let loose with a celebratory spray as Cape Air station manager Colin Ewing directs Jet Blue to the gate at 5:32 pm, last Thursday, the start of the carrier's summer nonstop service. — Photo by Tim Johnson

Thick fog Thursday dampened the start of nonstop Jet Blue service between John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York and Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY), but not the excitement.

The inaugural flight from JFK to MVY, scheduled to land at 2:25 pm, was diverted to Boston where it refueled and waited about one hour for the fog to lift. The plane touched down on Martha’s Vineyard at 5:32 pm, to Island fanfare. Following a brief stop and welcome by Island officials, the flight took off at 6 pm for the return to New York.

The low-cost carrier plans to operate during the peak summer travel season from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, using 100-seat Embraer E190 aircraft, with up to five weekly flights beginning in May and daily service in July. For more information go to