JetBlue to launch Boston-Detroit service

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JetBlue Airways continues to expand at Boston, announcing it will begin flights from the city to Detroit, Michigan three times daily beginning 10 March, 2014.

New York-based JetBlue, which currently does not serve Detroit, will operate the flights using 100-seat Embraer E-190 aircraft, says the airline in a media release.

With the new route, JetBlue will serve 51 destinations from Boston Logan International airport.

"This route is an important addition not only to Boston business travellers, but also to international passengers connecting in Boston on our alliance partner Emirates," says JetBlue’s vice president of network planning Scott Laurence in the release.

JetBlue notes that codeshare partner Emirates is scheduled to begin flying between Dubai and Boston on the same day JetBlue launches the Detroit flights.

JetBlue began selling seats on Emirates’ flights to other US destinations earlier in October, but has said it intends to seek approval to codeshare with Emirates on its flights from Dubai to Boston.

Delta Air Lines is the only other carrier serving the Boston-Detroit route, flying six to seven times daily between the cities.