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Southwest Airlines Adds More Direct Flights At Port Columbus

Southwest Airlines announced today it will add direct flights to Boston and the San Fransisco area from Port Columbus in August. Today's announcement comes on the heels of last week's news that Southwest was adding direct flights to Dallas and Washington, D. C. in April. Rob Elking of Grandview Travel says the expansion of flights is great news for travelers. "We're looking at these two new destinations plus with the recent announcement of an additional flight to Dallas and Atlanta and also to Washington, this is going to be great for amybody traveling out of Columbus," he said. Elking says the additional flights create something of a Southwest mini-hub at Port Columbus. The city confirms it is working with the economic development organization Columbus 2020 to set a reserve fund to cover the loss of revenue for Southwest if the flights fail to attract enough passengers.