Carrier Will Operate Ten Daily Nonstop Flights to Two Destinations: Chicago Midway and Baltimore/Washington International Beginning August 16, 2009
DALLAS—April 14, 2009—Southwest Airlines is touching down in Beantown! Southwest Airlines today announced the carrier's low fares and 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. Southwest is offering these new flights with fares as low as $89 one-way for Chicago and $49 one-way for Baltimore/Washington (see fare rules below). To view a complete list of Southwest’s flights from Boston Logan, visit:www.southwest.com
"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.GreenAirport in Providence and Manchester-BostonRegionalAirport 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. To view all of Southwest’s destinations from Boston Logan visit http://gallery.swamedia.com/photos/value=open/type=jpg. 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 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.
When shopping for Southwest online, it’s important to know that Southwest Airlines’ low fares are available only at www.southwest.com. Not only will Customers find Southwest’s great online rates, but the site also hosts Southwest’s Travel Guide where Customers can check out Boston travel tips posted by those who frequent the New England area. For an insider’s look into the new Boston Service, a long-time Southwest Employee and native Bostonian writes about her “wicked awesome” observations on growing up in this particular Northern town on Southwest’s blog—Nuts About Southwest.To view her post, visit:http://www.blogsouthwest.com/blog/a-bostonians-guide-english-language.
After nearly 38 years of service, Southwest Airlines, the nation's leading low-fare carrier, continues to stand above other airlines -- offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service and no hidden fees. Southwest Airlines is the most productive airline in the sky and offers Customers a comfortable traveling experience with all premium leather seats and plenty of legroom. Southwest recently updated its gate areas and improved its boarding procedure to make flying Southwest Airlines even more convenient. Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), the nation's largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers enplaned, currently serves 65 cities in 33 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,300 flights a day and has more than 35,000 Employees systemwide.
Fare RulesThe sale fares between Chicago Midway and BOS and Baltimore/Washington International and BOS are available on southwest.com or swabiz.com. Customers must purchase from April 14 through April 20, 2009, and before 11:59 pm (PDT) for travel August 17 – October 29, 2009. Travel is valid every day except Friday and Sunday. Fares do not include federal excise tax of $3.60 per take off and landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9.00 and government-imposed September 11th Security Fee of up to $5.00 one-way. Seats are limited.Fares may vary by flight and day of week and won't be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Fares are available for one-way travel. Fares may be combined with other combinable fares. Fares are not combinable with Senior Fares. When combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply.Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are not available through Group Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime fare. Fares are subject to change until ticketed.