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Beantown to receive new air service

eTN Staff Writer  Apr 15, 2009

Southwest Airlines announced today the carrier's flight schedule from Boston Logan International (BOS) beginning on August 16, 2009. The airline will begin service with ten daily nonstop flights: five to Chicago Midway and five to Baltimore/Washington International.

"Today's announcement allows us to fully serve the Boston area," said Bob Jordan, Southwest's executive vice president of strategy and planning. "Our new Boston Logan service will complement our current presence at T. F. Green Airport in Providence and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire. People in the central Boston area have been asking for Southwest Airlines service for many years, and we can't wait to introduce them to our legendary customer service, as well as our low fares, ontime flights, and no hidden fees."

As part of its expanded New England service, Providence and Manchester customers can fly to Chicago Midway and Baltimore/Washington International for the same fares offered for the new Boston Logan service.

In addition to the ten daily nonstop flights to Chicago Midway and Baltimore/Washington International, Southwest Airlines' new service out of Boston Logan will offer direct or connecting service to 48 other destinations, including: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Los Angeles, Houston, and San Francisco, just to name a few. Southwest Airlines will operate from gates E1A and E1B in Terminal E at Logan, and will have about 40 full-time employees.

"Southwest's much anticipated arrival at Boston Logan will benefit the traveling public with great service and even greater fares," said Edward C. Freni, director of aviation for the Massachusetts Port Authority. "Southwest's August landing leaves no doubt that Logan is the choice for both cost conscious leisure and business travelers without compromising service. Chicago Midway and Baltimore/Washington are two important markets for New Englanders."

"We are thrilled to welcome Southwest Airlines to Boston Logan. Southwest Airlines' strong reputation for both quality customer service and competitive pricing will generate more business and leisure travel to Boston," said Patrick B. Moscaritolo, president and CEO, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Beantown to receive new air service
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