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Delta Air Lines to begin serving Worcester Regional Airport in central Massachusetts, adding nonstop service to its hub in Detroit next year.

Flights are slated to begin in August 2019. Details, including aircraft type, price and schedule, have yet to be decided.

"Delta to Detroit sounds pretty good to me," Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said in announcing the flights, according to

Delta last ran service to Worcester from 2000 to 2002, regional Delta Connection flights to New York's JFK Airport.

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Delta left, along with a handful of other small carriers, leaving Worcester to Cycle through to a handful of short-lived misadventures in airline service for the next decade stay afloat from 2008 to 2012.

An air service revival began in 2013 with the arrival of JetBlue in service to JFK – JetBlue's busiest hub – which added last year, opening dozens of connecting options for Worcester fliers.

Worcester's fortunes got another boost this year when the world's largest airline announced its intention to fly to the airport. American's flights to Philadelphia are scheduled to begin in October.

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