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Logan International Airport - Boston, MA
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N 42° 21.990 W 071° 01.220
19T E 333641 N 4692446
Quick Description: A mid sized international airport handling much of the traffic to the North East USA from Europe.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2006 3:56:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMY8Z
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
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General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, (IATA: BOS, ICAO: KBOS) in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the 20 busiest airports in the U.S., with over 27 million passengers a year. It serves as a focus city for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, and JetBlue Airways. Continental Connection also operates a small regional hub at Logan.

It covers 2,400 acres (10 km²), has five runways, and employs an estimated 16,000 people. The airport has service to destinations in the United States, as well as Canada, Latin America, and Europe. The distinctive central control tower, nearly a dozen stories high, is a local landmark with its pair of segmented elliptical pylons and a six-story platform trussed between them.

Originally called Boston Airport, Logan opened on September 8, 1923 and was used primarily by the Massachusetts Air Guard and the Army Air Corps. The first scheduled commercial passenger flights were initiated by Colonial Air Transport between Boston and New York City in 1927.

The airport has expanded enormously over the years, including the addition of 1,800 acres (7 km²) built on landfill in Boston Harbor, and as a consequence is almost entirely surrounded by water. In 1952, the airport became the first in the United States with a rapid transit connection. In 1956, the state renamed the airport as General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport after a Spanish-American War hero from South Boston.

The era of the jumbo jet began at Logan during the summer of 1970 when Pan Am inaugurated daily Boeing 747 service to London Heathrow Airport. Direct flights to London now are scheduled by British Airways, American Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic.

When Terminal E opened in 1974 it was the second largest international arrivals facility in the United States. Since that time the number of international travelers using Logan has tripled. International long-haul travel has been the fastest growing market sector at Logan and has led the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) to embark on a major airport renewal project. The international terminal at Logan has been completely modified and upgraded into an elegant and impressive facility in recent years.

To address Logan Airport's overcrowding Massport has designated Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire and T. F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island as the second and third airports of Boston. For a time Massport also operated the scheduled flights at Hanscom Field (BED) in Bedford, Massachusetts and Worcester Regional Airport in Worcester. But expansion of commercial air service to Hanscom Field has been derailed by community opposition, while Worcester Airport has poor highway access and is located far from major population centers other than Worcester itself.

Logan Airport was the site of the crash of a World Airways DC-10 on January 23, 1982. The aircraft overran the runway and hit the ocean, breaking in two near the cockpit. Only two people were killed.

In 2001, two of the aircraft involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, departed from Logan Airport. Both aircraft were flown into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers of New York, destroying both buildings. Both United and American Airlines have mounted American Flags on the gates the flights departed from that day.

Construction has begun on an additional runway, 14-32. This runway was first proposed in 1973, but had been delayed by court action. It is expected to open in late September/Early October 2006, reducing delays during northwest winds that can force the closure of two or three of the current runways.[1]

In 2005, two jet airliners, almost collided when they both attempted take-off at the same time.

Logan International Airport has four terminals, all connected by shuttle buses and walkways. Moving walkways also connect the terminals to a central parking garage. Terminals A, C and E have their own buildings, B is split into north and south. Only Terminal E has U.S. Customs and Immigration services, so all international flights arrive here, except for those coming from locations with U.S. customs preclearance, which includes Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, and Halifax (Opens October, 2006, until then arriving passengers are shuttled to Terminal E) in Canada as well as Aruba, Bermuda, Nassau, and St. Thomas. On February 28, 2006, the Terminal D gates were renumbered and labeled as part of Terminal C. In 2007, the International Terminal E will be renamed Terminal D.

Terminal A (Delta Terminal)

* Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, Bermuda, Cancún, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nassau, Orlando, Salt Lake City, Tampa, West Palm Beach)
o Delta Connection operated by Chautauqua Airlines (Columbus)
o Delta Connection operated by Comair (Baltimore/Washington, Bangor, Burlington, Charleston (SC), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Dayton, Fredericton, Greensboro, Halifax, Jacksonville (FL), Myrtle Beach, Nashville, New York-JFK, Newport News [begins November 15], Norfolk, Quebec City, Raleigh/Durham, Savannah, Trenton [begins December 18], Washington-Reagan)
o Delta Shuttle operated by Delta Air Lines (New York-LaGuardia)

Terminal B

North side

* American Airlines (Aruba [seasonal], Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester (UK) [seasonal], Miami, New Orleans [seasonal], Orlando, Paris-Charles de Gaulle [seasonal], Providenciales [seasonal], San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Shannon [ends October 2006], St. Louis, St. Thomas (seasonal), West Palm Beach)
o American Eagle (Baltimore/Washington, Bangor, Columbus, Halifax, Newark, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Raleigh/Durham, St. Louis, Toronto, Washington-Reagan)

South side

* Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma)
* Spirit Airlines (Detroit, Myrtle Beach)
* US Airways (Aruba, Bermuda, Cancún, Charlotte, Montego Bay, Nassau, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Punta Cana, San Juan)
o US Airways operated by America West Airlines (Las Vegas, Phoenix)
o US Airways Shuttle operated by US Airways (New York-LaGuardia, Washington-Reagan)
o US Airways Express operated by Air Wisconsin (Buffalo, Pittsburgh)
o US Airways Express operated by Chautauqua Airlines (Buffalo, Charleston (SC), Indianapolis, Myrtle Beach, Richmond, Rochester (NY), Savannah)
o US Airways Express operated by Colgan Air (Albany, Augusta (ME), Bar Harbor, Hyannis, Islip, Nantucket, Presque Isle, Rockland, Syracuse, White Plains)
o US Airways Express operated by Piedmont Airlines (Harrisburg, Syracuse)
o US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines (Charlotte)

Terminal C

On the night of February 28, 2006, the Terminal D gates were renumbered and labeled as part of Terminal C. Terminal E will be renamed Terminal D in 2007.[1]

* Air Canada (Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver [seasonal])
o Air Canada Jazz (Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto)
* AirTran Airways (Akron/Canton, Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago-Midway, Fort Myers [starts November 15, 2006], Fort Lauderdale [starts November 15, 2006], Newport News/Williamsburg, Orlando [starts December 21, 2006], Philadelphia, Rochester (NY))
* Cape Air (Hyannis, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Provincetown)
* Continental Airlines (Cleveland, Houston-Intercontinental, Newark)
o Continental Connection operated by CommutAir (Albany, Allentown/Bethlehem, Burlington, Long Island/Islip, Portland (ME), Rutland, Saranac Lake, Syracuse, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, White Plains)
o Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines (Cleveland, Newark)
* JetBlue Airways (Austin, Buffalo, Columbus [starts October 18, 2006], Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Nassau, New York-JFK, Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham [starts October 18, 2006], Richmond, San Jose (CA), San Juan - [starts December 13, 2006], Seattle/Tacoma, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Washington-Dulles)
* Midwest Airlines (Kansas City, Milwaukee)
* United Airlines (Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington-Dulles)
o United Express operated by Mesa Airlines (Washington-Dulles)

Terminal E (International Terminal)

In 2007, this terminal will be renamed to Terminal D. Terminal E handles all international arrivals as well as the following airlines:

* Aer Lingus (Dublin, Shannon)
* Aeroméxico (Mexico City)
* Air France (Paris-Charles de Gaulle)
* Alitalia (Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino [seasonal])
* British Airways (London-Heathrow)
* Cayman Airways (Grand Cayman [Seasonal])
* Finnair (Helsinki [seasonal], Stockholm-Arlanda [seasonal])
* Flyglobespan (Glasgow [Starts May 25, 2007])
* Icelandair (Reykjavik)
* Lufthansa (Frankfurt, Munich [seasonal])
* Northwest Airlines (Amsterdam, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul)
o Northwest Airlink operated by Pinnacle Airlines (Indianapolis, Memphis)
* SATA International (Lisbon [seasonal], Ponta Delgada)
* Swiss International Air Lines (Zürich)
* TACA (San Salvador)
* TACV (Santa Maria (Sal))
* Virgin Atlantic (London-Heathrow)

Airline lounges

Since many major domestic and international airlines have a large presence at Logan, there are many different airline lounges.

* Aer Lingus operates a Gold Circle Lounge in Terminal E.
* American Airlines operates an Admirals Club in Terminal B.
* British Airways operates a Terraces Lounge in Terminal E.
* Continental Airlines operates a Presidents Club in Terminal C.
* Delta Air Lines operates Crown Room Clubs in Terminal A and the Satellite Terminal.
* Lufthansa operates a Senators Lounge in Terminal E.
* Northwest Airlines operates a WorldClubs Lounge in Terminal E.
* United Airlines operates a Red Carpet Club in Terminal C
* US Airways operates a US Airways Club in Terminal B.

Ground transportation

The MBTA's Silver Line SL1 BRT service connects South Station, a major MBTA Commuter Rail, Amtrak, Red Line subway and bus transportation hub in the downtown Boston financial district, with all Logan terminals. There is also an Airport stop on the MBTA's Blue Line subway service. The Blue Line stop is not in the airport terminal itself; free shuttles bring passengers from the train station to the terminal buildings. Massport's Logan Express bus service also serves the areas of Braintree, Framingham, Peabody, and the Anderson Regional Transportation Center in Woburn.

Livery pickup is also very common at the airport. Livery drivers are not allowed to leave their vehicles at the designated pickup areas and pickup locations vary depending on the terminal. For Terminal A, the pickup location in on the arival level, outside baggage claim, in a small parking lot across across the road. For Terminal B (both north and south sides), pickup is at the curbside on the departure level. At Terminal C, pickup is also on the departure level at the second and third islands. At Terminal E, pickup is on the arival level in a small parking lot across the road.

The MBTA operates a water shuttle connecting Logan with downtown Boston, Quincy, and Hull. A free shuttle ferries passengers from the dock to the terminal.

By road, the airport is at the eastern terminus of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90), which provides easy access from the west via the Ted Williams Tunnel. From the south, travellers on Interstate 93 can connect to the Masspike east, through the Ted Williams Tunnel and take exit 26 to reach the airport. From the north, I-93 traffic to the airport uses the Callahan Tunnel, Route 1A North. From the North Shore, access is via Route 1A South. Additionally, road traffic from most of downtown Boston, Back Bay and Fenway/Boston University should use the Callahan Tunnel. The westbound twin tunnel to the Callahan Tunnel is known as the Sumner Tunnel. Both eastbound tunnels are free but westbound travel through one of the tunnels is $3.
This section documents a current event.
Information may change rapidly as the event progresses.

On July 10, 2006, the connector tunnel leading from the Massachusetts Turnpike to the Ted Williams Tunnel was closed due to a ceiling collapse that killed a woman. This has complicated airport access from the south and west. This connector tunnel was part of the Big Dig project which extended the Massachusetts Turnpike to the airport via the Ted Williams Tunnel. Access from I-90 Eastbound has been restored, however access to I-90 Westbound is still closed.
Type: International

ICAO Airport Code: BOS

IATA Airport Code: KBOS

FAA Identifier: BOS

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