Boston Logan International Airport
KBOS is an international airport that provides non-stop service to destinations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, the North Atlantic region, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Logan Airport first opened on September 8, 1923 and was used primarily by the Massachusetts Air National Guard and the United States Army Air Corps. At that time, it was known as Jeffery Field. On January 1, 1936, the airport's weather station became the official point for Boston's weather observations and records by the National Weather Service. During the 1940s and 1950s, the airport added 1,800 acres of landfill in Boston Harbor due to the growth in demand for air travel. The land was taken from the former Governors, Noddle's, and Apple Islands. It was at this time that the airport added terminals B and C in 1949, which are still operational today. In 1943, the facility was renamed after Major General Edward Lawrence Logan, a Spanish–American War officer from South Boston. In 1952, Logan Airport became the first in the country to have an indirect rapid transit connection, with the opening of the airport station on the Blue Line. Following World War II, Boston became a transatlantic gateway when American Overseas Airlines began operating a weekly Boston-Shannon-London service. The summer of 1970 ushered in the era of the jumbo jet at Logan, with Pan Am starting a dailiy Boeing 747 service to London Heathrow. When Terminal E opened in 1974, it was known as the second largest international arrivals facility in the United States. Between the time period of 1974 and 2015, the number of international travelers tripled at the airport and international long-haul travel has been one of its fastest growing market sectors. Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) took on the "Logan Modernization Project," which lasted from 1994 to 2006, in which a new parking garage, a new hotel, moving walkways, terminal expansions, and two-tiered roadways to separate arrival and departure traffic were constructed. Runway 14/32, Logan's first major runway addition in over 40 years, opened in November 2006. In October 2009, US Airways announced it would close its Boston crew base the following May due to "operations realignment."
The airport is located primarily in East Boston, with some sections in Winthrop, Massachusetts.
● It is the largest airport in both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the New England region in terms of passenger volume and cargo handling, the 16th-busiest airport in the United States, as well as the busiest airport in the Northeast, outside the New York metropolitan area.
● The airport covers 2,384 acres, has six runways, four passenger terminals, and employs approximately 16,000 people.
● It is named after General Edward Lawrence Logan, a 20th-century war hero and Boston native.
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