JetBlue to launch Charleston flights

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JetBlue Airways will launch flights between New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport and Boston to Charleston, South Carolina, from 28 February 2013.

The New York-based low-cost carrier will offer flights twice daily to New York and once daily to Boston on 100-seat Embraer 190s.

"We are pleased to welcome South Carolina into our growing route network, and we believe the addition of the region's only full-size jet service to the northeast will foster even more loyal fans of JetBlue throughout the state," says Dave Barger, chief executive of JetBlue, in a statement.

Delta Connection operates once daily between JFK and Charleston and four-times daily between New York LaGuardia and Charleston, according to Innovata schedules. United Express operates two- to three-times daily between Newark and Charleston.

No airline operates nonstop between Boston and Charleston, however, Southwest Airlines offers daily one-stop service, according to Innovata.