WORCESTER, Mass. - American Airlines will be dropping daily flights to Philadelphia and adding daily service to JFK International Airport in New York City.

The American flight will be the third daily flight to JFK, joining JetBlue's two daily flights between Worcester and JFK, and the fourth daily flight to New York, with Delta's service to La Guardia. 

"We see this change as a positive move for business and leisure travelers to and from Worcester," Massport spokeswoman Bernice Freedman said in a statement. "Together with JetBlue’s flights to JFK and Delta’s flight to LaGuardia, this ultimately means more opportunities for people in Central Massachusetts to travel anywhere around the world just one stop away."

American Airlines service to JFK starts on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Flights depart from JFK at 2:30 p.m. and land in Worcester at 3:36 p.m.. Flights depart from Worcester at 4:10 p.m. and arrive at JFK at 5:23 p.m. One-way service between the airports starts at $84.

"The route adjustment provides Central Massachusetts customers with convenient access to the New York’s largest network—which offers connectivity to nearly 150 global destinations serviced by American and our Northeast Alliance partner, JetBlue," American Airlines spokesperson, Andrew Tull, said in a statement. "Additionally, the adjustment allows American to up-gauge service from a 50-seat ERJ-145 to the 76-seat Embraer E-175, which offers customers a premium two-class cabin on every flight.”

JetBlue's flights depart from Worcester to JFK at 7:30 a.m. and 2:39 p.m. Flights depart JFK to Worcester at 1:06 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. One-way service from Worcester to JFK on JetBlue starts at $44.