BOSTON - The airlines keep coming to Logan Airport! With all these new flights planned for the 2020 travel season, I'm beginning to wonder if there's any room left at the gates for airplanes.
Apparently, Allegiant Air has found space as they are going to be servicing Logan Airport for the first time in the company's history. Traditionally, Allegiant has been based out of Las Vegas and has been seen as one of the more affordable flying options (think in the realm of Spirit and Frontier). It never hurts to have a cheap travel option at Logan.
According to Boston.com, this is the biggest expansion ever undertaken by Allegiant, as they are adding flights to cities like Chicago, Houston, and, of course, Boston.
The specific Boston routes will begin in May from Logan. Allegiant is slated to provide service from Boston to Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 7 and onward, at a rate of two times per week. On May 8, routes will be added to Asheville, North Carolina, and Knoxville, Tennessee. Lastly, on May 14, Allegiant will transport passengers to and from Destin, Florida.
The news of a new airline treating the travelers of Boston comes right after a weekend that saw a major overhaul for one element of the Logan Airport transport system. The Back Bay Express, which shuttles passengers to and from Logan, changed its pick-up and drop-off locations, in the wake of changing its prices just last year. The shuttle, which is now $3 instead of $7.50, would tend to make stops at the Hynes Convention Center and the Back Bay T Station. Respectively, these two locations were on Boylston Street and Dartmouth Street.
The express is still going to go to these two roads, but the stops are slated to be different, per Massport. Rather than Hynes, the Back Bay Express will instead pick up and drop off Boylston Street travelers at the Prudential Center. Additionally, the Copley Place entrance will serve as the new Dartmouth Street location.
It seems like Logan Airport is always in a state of upheaval, but we are likewise always here to keep you informed on the latest changes and goings-on.
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