Posted on: 15 October 2013 by Mark Howells
Detroit will become JetBlue Airways’ 85th destination in the Americas when new nonstop flights to Boston Logan Airport begin on 10 March 2014.
The city will also become JetBlue's 51st nonstop destination from Boston. The airline will serve the Boston–Detroit route three times daily with 100-seat Embraer 190s.
"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.
“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," said JetBlue vice-president network planning, Scott Laurence. JetBlue partner Emirates will begin operating Dubai–Boston nonstop the same day as JetBlue's launch.
From Detroit, Boston is a top destination and the second-biggest market without low-fare service. The two cities have strong ties primarily in the academic and research and development sectors. Detroit is also home to the largest Arab-American community and a sizeable Indian population, making JetBlue's partnership with Emirates particularly valuable to Detroit travelers.
JetBlue's schedule between Boston (BOS) and Detroit (DTW) will see flights leave BOS at 07:30, 16:00 and 19:35 landing in Detroit at 09:49, 18:17 and 21:52 respectively. In the opposite direction, push back times are 06:30, 10:30 and 18:55 with respective landing times of 08:16, 12:16 and 20:43.