Southwest Airlines Announces Intent To Begin Service To Boston

Carrier Plans Conservative Start-Up to Complement Existing Network

Southwest Airlines announced its intent to begin service from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) in the Fall of 2009.  The carrier has not released specific service details, saying only that it will begin with a conservative number of flights that will complement its 64 airport network. Visit the Southwest Airlines’ Blog (www.blogsouthwest.com) to see and hear footage of that announcement.

The Company will release additional details regarding its future Boston Logan International service in the coming months.  The Logan service will be made possible by the airline optimizing its current flight schedule and repositioning aircraft.  Southwest has not changed its previously announced plan to reduce the Company’s available seat miles by approximately four percent in 2009 compared to 2008.

After 37 years of service, Southwest Airlines, the nation’s leading low-fare carrier, continues to differentiate itself from other airlines—offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service.  At Southwest Airlines, fees don’t fly. Customers can check their first two bags for free (size and weight limits apply), there are no change fees, no fees for a window or aisle seat, and, as always, snacks, sodas, and smiles are all complimentary!

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