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Trenton-Mercer Airport positioned to gain from Philadelphia's loss
MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Willmot
TRENTON, N.J. - Southwest Airlines’ decision to cancel its Philadelphia to Boston route could mean extra customers for Trenton-Mercer Airport’s only regularly scheduled passenger carrier, Streamline.
According to Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, “We’re never going to be as big as Philadelphia International Airport, and that’s a good thing. However, with additional customers come additional revenues and greater economic impact, and that’s a very good thing.”
The County Executive noted that Streamline, and hence Trenton-Mercer, is well-positioned to gain customers as a result of Southwest Airlines’ decision to cancel service to Boston from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
“Trenton-Mercer Airport is a short commute from the Philadelphia area. Parking is free, and its size eliminates the wait times and traffic delays found at larger airports. This should make Trenton-Mercer Airport a perfect match for Southwest’s former customers,” said Hughes.
Added Streamline Marketing Director Mark Cestari, “Travelers who previously utilized Southwest Airlines out of PHL will be pleasantly surprised if they use Streamline to get to Boston. We provide upscale service without the hassles. Our on-time performance is nearly perfect. We also have a very competitive fare structure, with many flights offered at $99 each way.
“More and more passengers are already discovering Streamline service from TTN Mercer Airport to Boston and New England since Southwest's abandonment of the PHL-BOS route. The week of Feb. 20-24 was the best ever for Streamline sales, revenue, and passengers on board, since service was launched last April,” Cestari added.
Streamline flies from Trenton-Mercer Airport to Hanscom Field in suburban Boston, daily Monday to Friday. For tickets, contact Streamline at 1-855-FLYSTRM or www.iflystreamline.com.