DETROIT - Many frequent fliers have been waiting, wondering, and hoping that JetBlue would start service to Detroit.
It's finally happened.
On the same day the Detroit Tigers are set to play the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park, the airline announced nonstop service between the Metro Airport and Boston's Logan Airport.
Detroit becomes JetBlue's 51st nonstop destination from Boston.
The first tickets are already on sale, and they cost $85 one-way for travel from March 10, 2014 to May 22, 2014 (blackout dates April 17th to 28th).
"This is a great day for Detroit, as we bring new competitive fares and award-winning service to the Motor City," said JetBlue CEO Dave Barger, a Detroit native. "We wanted to bring more competition to the Boston-Detroit market, adding to the great baseball series between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox, and last night's Detroit-Boston NHL game."
"This route is an important addition not only to Boston business travelers, but also to international passengers connecting in Boston on our alliance partner Emirates," said JetBlue vice president network planning Scott Laurence.
Jet Blue will serve the route three times daily.
JetBlue partner Emirates will begin operating Dubai-Boston nonstop the same day as JetBlue's launch. Detroit is home to the largest Arab-American community and a sizable Indian population, making JetBlue's partnership with Emirates particularly valuable to Detroit travelers.
Flight times for Detroit to Boston:
6:30 a.m. to 8:16 a.m.
10:30 a.m. to 12:16 p.m.
6:55 p.m. to 8:43 p.m.
Flights times for Boston to Detroit:
7:30 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
4:00 p.m. to 6:17 p.m.
7:35 p.m. to 9:52 p.m.
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