Meeting an arriving flight at Boston Logan International Airport is a phone call away now that the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has announced the opening of a cell phone waiting lot at the airport. With drivers facing curbside parking restrictions at our nation’s airports and with more than 233 million wireless devices on the market, cell phone waiting lots have become a popular convenience with air travelers. Boston Logan joins airports in New York, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Los Angeles in offering drivers a free cell phone waiting lot.
“Airports have embraced cell lots for the customer service benefits and because it helps reduce the number of vehicle trips on airport roadways and reduces congestion at the curbs,” said Massport’s Director of Aviation, Edward C. Freni. “This is something our passengers have asked for and with the airport’s $4.4 billion modernization efforts complete, we now have the real estate available and opportunity to offer this service.”
Sitting on 2,400 acres, Boston Logan Airport is one of the most compact major airports in the nation. Finding space for the cell phone lot was a challenge, since the lot needed to be close enough to the terminals to make it practical, Freni said.
Logan’s cell phone waiting lot is open 24 hours a day and is available for use before it officially opens on Thursday, September 27, when all roadway signage will be in place. Located on the newly landscaped Harborside Drive, just before the Harborside Hyatt Hotel, the lot is conveniently located just minutes from the airport’s terminals. Drivers are asked to stay no longer than 30 minutes and to wait with their vehicles at all times. Commercial vehicles are prohibited from parking at the cell lot and drivers are encouraged to dial 1-800-23-LOGAN for up-to-date airline and parking information.
Boston Logan serves as the gateway to the six-state New England region with a population of over 14 million and offers nonstop service to 79 domestic and 36 international destinations. Boston Logan also has more low fare flights than any airport in New England and in 2006 handled nearly 28 million passengers.