As Tigers-Red Sox contend for title, JetBlue announces start of Detroit-Boston service

RUMULUS, Mich. – As the Tigers and Red Sox fight for the American League title, JetBlue Airways says it will begin service from Detroit Metropolitan Airport with three daily non-stop flights to Boston.

JetBlue says service to Boston’s Logan International Airport starts March 10. It’s offering a promotional one-way fare of $85 each way through May 22, excluding April 17-28.

The airline says it will use a 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft on the service.

The Detroit News reports that Wayne County Airport Authority chief executive Tom Naughton says the addition is good for Detroit because of JetBlue’s partnership with Emirates airlines for service to the Middle East and India.

The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox were playing Game 4 in the AL championship series Wednesday at Comerica Park.