As pandemic-related travel limitations are facilitated in Vermont, those going through the state’s biggest airport will see a new destination on the takeoff board.
Starting April 29, flights will travel direct between Burlington International Airport and Boston’s Logan International Airport. Airline authorities said they intend to send one eight-seat airplane between the two locations every day, seven days per week.
The expansion comes almost a decade after flights between the two cities were ended. Gene Richards, who deals with the Burlington airport, told members of the media Wednesday that the partnership comes after years of planning.
“This is a real gift,” Richards said. “And I’ll just say to folks: Remember, if we don’t use this we lose this.”
The flight will be offered through Boutique Air, a San Francisco-based group that offers both charter and passenger services. One-way fares are relied upon to start at $79, as per Burlington airport officials.
Boston will become the 13th location passengers can reach straightforwardly from the airport, joining any semblance of New York City, Chicago and other significant cities the nation over.
The news comes as Vermont makes plans to lift some of its tough travel guidance — Gov. Phil Scott reported Tuesday the state won’t need a quarantine for unvaccinated people entering the state starting this week. All things being equal, the state intends to request that guests get a negative COVID-19 test within three days of appearance and occupants to get one within three days of returning.
“Service will start at the end of the month and I would encourage people to get vaccinated, get tested and travel,” Richards said.