Massport's innovative regionalization campaign aimed at reducing the burden at Logan International Airport is getting a major boost due to airline interest in Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA. US Airways Express has joined Midway Airlines and Boston-Maine Airways, an affiliate of Pan Am, in proposing commercial flights from the convenient airport. US Airways Express is looking at offering three roundtrip flights a day between Hanscom Field and its nearest hub, Philadelphia.
Boston-Maine Airways has expressed interest in year-around service from Hanscom Field to the Cape and Islands. Midway has interest in flights to Raleigh/Durham.
"We have listened to Mayor Menino and the hundreds of local Boston-area residents who have asked us to create an intermodal regional solution to New England's transportation challenges," said Virginia Buckingham, Massport Executive Director and CEO. "With Acela and improved access to Manchester, T.F. Green, and Worcester, we are leading the charge with an effective smart growth strategy."
The regional airports of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island are jointly participating in trade shows and meeting with the travel industry to promote a unified airport system. This network of regional airports increases the number of options for the traveling public and fairly distributes air traffic throughout the region. Along with Acela high-speed rail and increased service from Worcester Regional Airport and Hanscom Field, New England is offering consumers more choices than ever. With improvements to Logan, including a new runway to reduce delays, Massport is working to build a strong, intermodal network that offers more independence, convenience, and fairness.