Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New flights from Norfolk to Boston

Southwest announced its Boston schedule and fares Tuesday. Three daily flights in and out of Norfolk will connect to Boston through Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Southwest's Boston-bound travelers now use nearby Providence, R.I., and Manchester, N.H.

No airlines currently offer nonstop flights to Boston from Norfolk. Travel Web sites indicate that fares now range from $54 to about $400 one-way.

Boston is a popular market out of Hampton Roads, with more than 136,000 annual passengers using either Norfolk or Newport News/Williamsburg international airport.

About 70 percent of those travelers fly AirTran Airways' low-fare nonstop service to Boston out of Newport News airport.