Southwest Airlines says it intends to begin service from Boston Logan International Airport this fall. The carrier has not released specific service details, but said only that it will begin with a conservative number of flights that will complement its 64-airport network. Southwest Airlines Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO Gary Kelly shared the news with Southwest employees at a company event in Chicago.
"Today, more than ever, it's imperative that we make wise decisions on how and where we utilize our aircraft - and we know that Boston Logan Airport is a smart choice for Southwest," said Kelly. "I am confident that Logan will be a great addition to our already strong presence in the New England area. We stand ready to offer this bustling region even more low-fare service and unbeatable Southwest Airlines Customer Service."
"We are thrilled to welcome Southwest Airlines to Boston Logan," said Massport's Director of Aviation Edward C. Freni. "At Logan, we are always thinking of our customers and now they will soon be enjoying Southwest's Signature 'Freedom to Fly Approach' to quality customer service."