August 28, 2018

Delta to fly Worcester nonstop to Detroit next summer

Photo/Grant Welker
The tarmac at Worcester Regional Airport.

Delta Airlines, flying to Detroit, will be the third year-round commercial airline to fly out of Worcester beginning next August, officials announced Tuesday at Worcester Regional Airport Tuesday.

Details of the new service were scant, as contracts were just signed with Delta, said Airport Director Andy Davis. Details of flight times and frequency will be shared in the near future.

"We wanted to make sure we shared the news as soon as possible," Davis said.

The new service is the first from the airport to leave the East Coast. JetBlue offers flights to New York City, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In April, state and local officials announced American Airlines daily flights from Worcester to Philadelphia, which will begin in October. Rectrix Aviation offers seasonal flights to Cape Cod.

Detroit is Delta's second largest hub -- after Atlanta -- and includes nonstop destinations to airports throughout the U.S., Europe, China, Japan and South America.

The Worcester airport has seen $100 million in state and federal investment since 2010, leading to its revitalization now connecting Worcester to a larger part of the country.

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