Logan International Airport (BOS) is, by far, the busiest airport in the Boston area. The airport serves as a hub or mini-hub for Cape Air, JetBlue Airways and Penair, and is served by all major domestic airlines and many international carriers. Among the most popular destinations: Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC and San Francisco in the United States, and London, Frankfurt, Paris and Toronto internationally.
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT), located about 50 miles north of Boston, rose to popularity in the 1990s when Southwest Airlines began flying from the airport. Today Delta Air Lines/Delta Connection, United Express and US Airways Express also serve the airport. If you’re looking for cheap flights to Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando and Tampa, among other destinations, ensure that your search for flights includes Manchester Airport.
T.F. Green Airport (PVD), located about 60 miles southwest of Boston in Warwick, RI, is another alternate to Boston Logan, particularly for Massachusetts residents who live south of Boston. Several airlines—including Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United/United Express and US Airways—serve the airport.
Florida is a perpetually popular destination for Boston-area residents.
Sports fans often head to Fort Myers, which is the spring training site for the Boston Red Sox. Orlando is always a favorite destination of families thanks to the abundance of amusement parks, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. For those who want to soak up the sun during the day and party all night, Miami is the place to be. Because a number of airlines fly to Florida from Boston airports, cheap airfares are easy to find.
The Caribbean is a popular vacation destination for Bostonians seeking warm weather, outdoor activities, sun and salt water, but also looking for someplace more exotic than Florida.
JetBlue Airways offers non-stop flights between Boston Logan and Aruba, San Juan and several cities in the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana, Santiago de los Caballeros and Santo Domingo). Seasonal service is also offered to Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and the Turks and Caicos. US Airways also offers seasonal service to Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Punta Cana and the Turks and Caicos.
Vacationers headed for the Caribbean should consider timing their visit to avoid the hurricane season, which runs from June to November.