Today, Southwest announced destinations and schedules their new Boston flights set to begin in Mid-August. Not surprisingly, they announced service to Chicago Midway (MDW) and Baltimore (BWI) with five flights to each destination. Both MDW and BWI are Southwest powerhouse cities with plenty of onward connecting flights as well as a loyal Southwest base.
And Boston has a loyal base of Southwest travelers as well - they have just been forced to drive to Providence (PVD) or Manchester (MHT) for Southwest's low fares and service. Many have speculated that Southwest might pull down service in these two cities now that they will operate service directly into Beantown's main airport. Fear not PVD and MHT fans. Southwest mentions more than once that the new Logan service is part of Southwest's "expanded New England service." So, at least for now, it appears Southwest will be growing in New England overall.
On a sidenote, we applaud any company (travel industry or not) that can actually use "wicked awesome" in a press release!