Spirit Airlines Connects with Atlantic City from Boston Logan International Airport
Logan Welcomes Sun Country Airlines and the Return of Popular Seasonal Service to Vacation and Business Destinations
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced low cost carrier Spirit Airlines will begin offering daily service to Boston’s newest destination Atlantic City, starting May 1. With the addition of Atlantic City, Boston Logan now offers nonstop service to 71 domestic destinations, more than twice the number of any other New England airport.
Massport also welcomed Sun Country Airlines to Logan Airport. The airline will be offering nonstop service from Minneapolis beginning May 1, Sunday through Friday (except Wednesdays), during the busy summer season. Sun Country Airlines brings to 46 the number of airlines now operating at Logan.
“We’re very happy to welcome our new airline partner Sun Country to Logan and we look forward to working closely with them as they grow their Twin Cities service in Boston,” said Edward C. Freni, Aviation Director at Massport. “We’re also very pleased with Spirit’s addition of Atlantic City and for the low fares and convenient service they offer our passengers. Boston Logan offers New Englanders more choices, more destinations, more low fares, and more conveniences than any other airport in the region.”
Massport also announced the return of seasonal service to European destinations including SATA with weekly flights beginning in June to Terceira, and Lisbon twice a week, increasing to three flights a week in July; daily flights to Paris on American Airlines starting in May; and Helsinki service twice a week, starting in June on Finnair. Several foreign carriers, such as Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Iberia and Lufthansa, are increasing the frequency of their flights to European destinations for the summer. Other international seasonal service includes JetBlue to Santo Domingo three times weekly starting in June and increasing to daily flights in November, and daily JetBlue service to Bermuda starting in May; Delta Connection in June will begin daily service to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Seasonal service on popular domestic routes include American Airlines daily service to San Diego in April; JetBlue seasonal service in May to Los Angeles and San Francisco; Twice daily service to Chicago/Midway by AirTran in May; and Delta Connection daily service to Charleston, and Myrtle Beach, all beginning in June. AirTran’s twice daily Milwaukee service will now be year-round starting May 21.
Boston Logan, 15 minutes from Routes 128/90 and 5 minutes from downtown Boston, serves as the gateway to the New England region and offers nonstop service to 31 international destinations and in 2008 handled 26.1 million passengers. Boston Logan is the Air Line Pilot Association’s Airport of the Year for 2008 because its commitment to safety. Over the past decade, more than $4.4 billion has been spent building new terminals, parking facilities – including a cell phone lot, roadways, airfield improvements and airport concessions, all of which has transformed the airport into a world-class 21st Century facility and the airport of choice for all of New England.