Southwest opens an expanded Terminal E at Philadelphia, also announces PHL-BOS service starting on June 27

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) joined Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and other dignitaries yesterday (February 16) at a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening Southwest’s new home in Terminal E at PHL. The recently completed $45 million Terminal E Expansion features seven new aircraft gates, a 500-seat holding area, new restrooms, a mini-food court with new concessions, and a new piece of permanent artwork installed as part of the City’s Percent for Art Program.

During the ceremony, Southwest announced new PHL-Boston (BOS) service beginning June 27, 2010. Southwest will start with five daily nonstops between the two cities with fares as low as $59 one-way.