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American Airlines Announces New, Nonstop Service to Boston

December 16, 2021

Click here for a media gallery including full video of the Boston service announcement at SDF on December 16, 2021.

Marquee Route for Largest Underserved Market

Today American Airlines announced new, nonstop service to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF), marking a record-high 37 nonstop destinations for the airport. Scheduled to begin on June 9, 2022, the new flight to New England’s largest airport offers convenient access to the Northeast and connections worldwide.

“This is a great day for SDF as we welcome Boston service,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “This has been our highest priority, and I’m pleased that we’re here to announce we delivered it for the community. Boston is our most requested route and largest underserved market until now. With today’s news, we continue to build on the strong momentum of the past year and it’s also a testament to American Airlines’ confidence in the growth of our market.”

“American is eager to connect Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport with Boston, further solidifying our position as the largest carrier in Louisville,” said Brian Znotins, American Airlines Vice President of Network Planning. “This new route complements our existing service to eight of American’s hub cities and allows us to provide Louisvillians with greater access to our global network. Whether reconnecting with family and friends or traveling for business, we’re excited to be their airline of choice.”

Service to Boston will provide convenient connectivity for a variety of industries including healthcare and the growing tech sector. It gives area travelers another international gateway link and provides more options, especially for those with European destinations. It also allows for visitors from New England to experience Louisville as the hometown of Muhammad Ali flourishing with a vibrant culture, numerous attractions and the renowned bourbon scene.

“A new daily direct flight with Boston is an answer to a longtime call from our business community and travelers,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said. “This is another boost for our resurging economic momentum, tourism industry and bourbonism scene, and great news for Louisvillians and Bostonians looking for a great city to visit with a short flight. We’re thankful to everyone who made this possible.”

Daily service will be offered on a 76-seat Embraer 175 complete with dual-class seating, Wi-Fi and the widest Economy seat class of any aircraft. Flights go on sale beginning Monday, December 20 at

“Boston service is a huge win for Louisville,” said Sandra Frazier, a representative of Louisville Regional Airlift Development (LRAD) and Founding and Managing Member of Tandem Public Relations. “Boston has been a target destination for LRAD since our inception in 2017, and we’re thrilled today to announce it’s become a reality. We appreciate American Airlines’ faith in Louisville along with Dan and the SDF team for making this happen for our region.”

In addition to Boston, American Airlines also offers nonstop service to Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Miami, New York-LaGuardia, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

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