Delta to add Boston nonstops from Delaware Valley

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(Video of CRJ-900 aircraft used by Delta)

Delta Air Lines announced that it will add non-stop service from Philadelphia International Airport to Boston Logan International Airport beginning October 1.

The move will provide more competition on the busy route that is now served by Jet Blue and American Airlines. Round trip fares to Boston can run as little as $150 roundtrip, thanks in part to competition on the route.

Delta, the third largest airline at PHL in terms of passenger traffic, will operate four daily departures to Boston, the fourth most popular domestic destination from PHL The carrier will use short-range CRJ-900 aircraft.

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Delta is more than likely targeting business travelers who travel between the two cities.

“Boston is a popular choice among both business and leisure travelers, and the new service by Delta will make traveling between two great cities even more convenient,” said Airport CEO Chellie Cameron. “We are very pleased with this new service and look forward to more flights to more cities.”

Round trip fares to Boston can run as little as $150 roundtrip, thanks in part to competition on the route.

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