JetBlue to launch Boston-Philadelphia flights

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New York-based JetBlue Airways will launch service between Boston and Philadelphia from 23 May 2013, breaking US Airways' monopoly on the route.

The airline will operate five-times daily on the route, with Embraer 190 aircraft. Philadelphia will be the 78th city in JetBlue's network.

Boston is one of JetBlue's six focus cities, and the carrier has added an average of five new destinations every year from Boston since it began service there in 2004. In early 2013, the airline will also launch service between Boston and Charleston, South Carolina.

US Airways is the only carrier operating between Boston and Philadelphia, with several flights a day, schedules in Innovata show. Southwest Airlines stopped serving Boston-Philadelphia in February 2012.