FAA diagram of Logan Airport
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:
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)
- Alaska Airlines (Seattle)
- American Trans Air (Chicago Midway)
- Chautauqua Airlines dba US Airways Express (Buffalo, Greensboro, Indianapolis, Myrtle Beach, Philadelphia, Rochester)
- Colgan Air dba US Airways Express (Augusta, Bar Harbor, Long Island Islip, Presque Isle, Rockland, Syracuse, White Plains)
- Delta Shuttle (New York La Guardia)
- Independence Air (Washington Dulles)
- Piedmont Airlines dba US Airways Express (Harrisburg, Syracuse)
- Trans States Airlines dba US Airways Express (Pittsburgh, Richmond)
- US Airways (Aruba, Cancun, Charlotte, Ft. Lauderdale, Montego Bay, Nassau, New York La Guardia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Juan)
- US Airways Shuttle (New York La Guardia, Washington National)
- Air Canada (Montreal, Toronto)
- Air Canada Jazz (Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto)
- Air Wisconsin dba United Express (Washington Dulles)
- Mesa Airlines dba United Express (Washington Dulles)
- Cape Air (Hyannis, Marthas Vineyard, Nantucket, Provincetown)
- Cape Air dba Continental Connection (White Plains)
- Chautauqua Airlines dba Delta Connection (Columbus)
- Comair dba Delta Connection (Bangor, Burlington, Cincinnati, Fredericton, Greensboro, Halifax, Myrtle Beach, New York Kennedy, Portland (ME), Raleigh-Durham, Washington National)
- CommutAir dba Continental Connection (Albany, Rutland, Saranac Lake, White Plains)
- Continental Airlines (Cleveland, Houston Intercontinental, Newark)
- Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, Bermuda, Cincinnati, Orlando, Salt Lake City)
- ExpressJet dba Continental Express (Cleveland, Newark)
- Midwest Airlines (Milwaukee)
- Song (Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Las Vegas, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach)
- United Airlines (Chicago O'Hare, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington Dulles)
- AirTran (Akron-Canton, Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Newport News, Philadelphia)
International Terminal E
- Aer Lingus (Shannon)
- Aeroméxico (Mexico City)
- Air Canada Jazz (Halifax arrivals)
- Air France (Paris Charles de Gaulle)
- Air Jamaica (Montego Bay)
- Alitalia (Milan Malpensa)
- American Airlines (London arrivals)
- British Airways (London Heathrow)
- Cayman Airways (Grand Cayman)
- Delta Connection (Fredericton and Halifax arrivals)
- Icelandair (Keflavik)
- JetBlue Airways (Denver, Ft.Lauderdale, Ft.Myers, Long Beach, Oakland, Orlando, Tampa)
- Lufthansa (Frankfurt)
- Northwest Airlines (Amsterdam, Detroit, Minneapolis St. Paul)
- Pinnacle Airlines dba Northwest Airlink (Indianapolis, Memphis, Milwaukee)
- SATA (Lisbon, Ponta Delgada)
- Swiss International Airlines (Zurich)
- TACA (San Salvador)
- Virgin Atlantic (London Heathrow)
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.
- Massport: Logan Airport (http://www.massport.com/logan/)