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Southwest starting Hub-Philly flights

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  February 16, 2010 10:16 AM

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In a boon to Boston travelers looking to get to Philadelphia  Southwest Airlines says it will begin flying to the City of Brotherly Love starting June 27. The Texas-based airline will kick off service with five daily flights and is offering introductory Web fares as low as $59 each way for tickets purchase before April 19.

      Southwest, which already offers service to Philly from Providence and Manchester, will also offer those sale rates from those cities.
 
        From Logan, US Airways is currently the only carrier with direct flights to Philadelphia. Competition from Southwest could very likely have a big effect on this route. If you try to book a flight from Boston-Philly on June 27, the day Southwest begins service, one-way, nonstop fares from Southwest range from $59-$147; the cheapest similar ticket available from US Airways is $550. You do the math.      

   The new route will become Southwest's fifth from Logan. The discount carrier launched service out of Boston last year with 10 daily nonstops, five to Chicago and five to Baltimore-Washington International, and this year it added to Denver and St. Louis.

     Southwest has said that it sees Logan as an important market, and it
plans to increase Saturday flights to vacation destinations in the spring, aiming for leisure travelers.

     



 

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