Notes: New flights to New England coming to National Airport this summer

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At Gravelly Point, a man in a folding chair reads a book as planes land outside Reagan National Airport (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

New flights to New England are coming this month to National Airport, the Washington Business Journal reported.

Two new routes will offer nonstop flights to New England via JetBlue.

On May 15, JetBlue will start a daily 4 p.m. flights to Nantucket, Massachusetts, with flights lasting until October. Return flights leave Nantucket at 1:30 p.m. and are expected to arrive before 3:15 p.m.

Washington Business Journal reported that JetBlue will be the only carrier with routes on this flight until American Airlines offers a competing service in June.

JetBlue is also offering flights to Martha’s Vineyard starting on May 24. Those flights will continue until September and run three days per week most of the year with daily service in June. Those flights leave DCA at 12:45 p.m. with return flights departing before 3 p.m. and arriving by 4:45 p.m.

Similar to the Nantucket route, the Washington Business Journal reported that American will offer a competing route in late June.

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