Southwest Moving Into Logan

Southwest Airlines will start flying out of Boston’s Logan Airport in the fall.

Southwest already flies out of Providence, R.I., Manchester, N.H., and Bradley, where it has recently edged out Delta as the airline carrying the most passengers. Southwest CEO Gary Kelly told the Boston Globe that aircraft will be shifted from unpopular routes elsewhere.

Here’s hoping Bradley doesn’t lose any more flights.

The Globe points out that wherever Southwest goes, lower fares usually follow. It also points out that last week Virgin America began direct service between Logan and both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

UPDATE: Excellent piece by Terry Maxon in the Dallas Morning News explaining how the Boston expansion marks the maturity of Southwest.



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