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Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the 20 busiest airports in the U.S., with 22 million passengers a year using its 43 airlines.

It covers 2,400 acres (10 km²), has five major runways, and employs an estimated 15,000 people. Its IATA Airport Code is BOS. Its ICAO Airport Code is KBOS. The airport has service to destinations in the United States, as well as Canada, Latin America, and Europe.



Originally called Boston Airport, Logan opened September 8, 1923 and was used primarily by the Massachusetts Air Guard and the Army Air Corp. 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. In 1956, the state renamed it Lt. General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport after a Spanish-American War hero from Boston.

American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, both on BOS-Los Angeles routes, crashed into the World Trade Center towers in the September 11, 2001 Attack. Also, on December 22, 2001, Richard Reid was arrested at Logan for trying to destroy American Airlines Flight 63. The plane, which was flying on a Paris-Miami route, made an emergency landing at Logan after Reid's attempts to light his shoe bomb were discovered and foiled.

With Logan Airport burgeoning with passengers, the Massachusetts Port Authority set Manchester, NH Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire and T. F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island as the second and third airports of Boston to avoid building a new airport. Massport also operates the civil air facilities at Hanscom Field (BED) in Bedford, Massachusetts and Worcester Airport (ORH). Expansion of commercial air service to Hanscom Field has been derailed by community opposition, although for many travelers it is ideally located. Worcester Airport has poor highway access and is located far from major population centers other than Worcester itself; it has not managed to attract a significant commercial airline presence. Despite having a few airlines, commercial service ended following lost business from the September 11, 2001 attacks.


Logan International Airport has five terminals, of which four are presently open:

Terminal A

Closed May 5, 2002 and demolished. Replacement building and new satellite terminal to open March 16, 2005. Will serve all Delta Air Lines brands, and potentially other airlines in the SkyTeam Alliance.

Terminal B (north side)

  • America West (Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix)
  • American Airlines (Aruba, Cancun, Chicago O'Hare, Dallas Ft. Worth, Ft. Lauderdale, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, Providenciales, San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, Santo Domingo, St. Louis, St. Thomas, West Palm Beach)
  • American Eagle Airlines (Baltimore/Washington, Bangor, Columbus, New York Kennedy, New York La Guardia, Newark, Norfolk, Raleigh-Durham, Richmond, St. Louis, Toronto, Washington Reagan)

Terminal B (south side)

Terminal C

Terminal D

  • AirTran (Akron-Canton, Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Newport News, Philadelphia)

International Terminal E

Ground transportation

There is an Airport stop on the MBTA's Blue Line. The stop is not in the airport terminal itself; a free shuttle ferries passengers from the train station to the terminal. The MBTA's Silver Line is expected to start serving Logan Airport in 2005.

External links

  • Massport: Logan Airport (http://www.massport.com/logan/)

  Results from FactBites:
Logan International Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1831 words)
Originally called Boston Airport, Logan opened on September 8, 1923 and was used primarily by the Massachusetts Air Guard and the Army Air Corps.
Logan Airport was the site of the crash of a World Airways DC-10 on January 23, 1982.
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.
Billings Logan International Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (486 words)
The airport serves residents of the greater Billings Metro area as well as residents throughout South Central Montana, eastern Montana and northern Wyoming.
After the airport was established, Northwest Airlines was the first major airline to begin air services to Billings in 1933.
The airport changed from the Billings Municipal Airport to Billings Logan International Airport in 1957, after Dick Logan, the airport manager, died.
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