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JetBlue to begin flights from Boston to Atlanta

Jet Blue Flight 387 accelerates on the runway as it departs from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, for Santa Clara, Cuba, inaugurating the first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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A Jet Blue plane departing from Fort Lauderdale International Airport on Aug. 31, 2016.

JetBlue will begin offering daily nonstops to Atlanta for the first time next spring.

Logan Airport’s largest carrier said it will introduce five daily nonstop flights to Hot ‘Lanta starting March 30, with a special limited time introductory fare of $47 one-way.

Marty St. George, an executive vice president at JetBlue, said Logan passengers have been “underserved” by the number of flights to Boston offered by legacy carriers.


“We got a lot of requests from corporate customers,” St. George said.

Company officials also said they plan to increase flights out of Boston in the upcoming year to 200 on peak days, up from about 160 currently. That includes adding a fourth daily round-trip luxury flight between Boston and San Francisco to its roster in July, along year-round service from Boston to Montego Bay in Jamaica and year-round service between Boston and St. Thomas.

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