AirTran Airways will relocate check-in and ticketing operations at Boston Logan International Airport from the lower level of Terminal C to the main lobby of the Terminal on Tuesday, March 18, 2008.
The airline will utilize the old Continental Airlines ticket counter in the main lobby and will use new gates 38, 40, 41, and 42. Each of the gates will be accessible from the upper level of Terminal C.
Currently, AirTran Airlines services eight destinations out of Boston Logan International Airport, including Akron/Canton, Atlanta, Baltimore, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm, in Florida, as well as Newport News, Va.
"The move of AirTran to the main lobby of Terminal C will give passengers a better experience and easier access to the numerous new concessions in Terminal C," said Massport Aviation Director Edward C. Freni. "One of the most frequently asked questions of our customer service agents in Terminal C is: Where is AirTran's ticket counter? I am sure passengers will be pleased with the new AirTran operation."
After the move is complete, AirTran plans to add two new nonstop routes from Boston. Chicago Midway service will start on April 9, with 3 daily flights and two nonstop flights to Milwaukee will start on May 21, 2008.
More than 1.6 million Logan passengers used AirTran last year. In 2007, Logan Airport set a new record with more than 28.1 million passengers using the airport. This was accomplished with fewer than 400,000 flights, about 90,000 fewer than when the previous passenger record of more than 27.7 million was set in 2000.
Boston Logan's $4.4 billion modernization program, including new terminals, parking facilities, roadways and airport concessions, has transformed the airport into a world-class facility capable of meeting the needs of local travelers and businesses in the 21st Century. In 2007 Boston Logan was ranked by Aviation.com as being the easiest airport in the nation to get to.
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 77 domestic and 32 international destinations. Boston Logan also has more low fare flights than any airport in New England and in 2007 handled 28 million passengers.