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Boston Logan Braces for February School Vacation Travelers
Savings of 66% off Weekly Parking Rate at Popular Logan Express Sites
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) expects increased passenger travel at Boston Logan during February as schools in New England close for vacation. Massport advises travelers to check with their airline for real time flight information and to allow themselves additional time to get to the airport.
The February school vacation weeks in Massachusetts and New Hampshire are two of the busiest weeks for Logan's parking garages. To help reduce vehicle trips to the airport, Massport is offering a special Logan Express parking rate of $22 – a 66% savings over the standard weekly rate -- between February 13 and February 29, 2012 for 2-14 day parking. Travelers must enter a Logan Express parking lot between 12:01 a.m. on Monday, February 13 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, February 29 to be eligible for the special parking rate.
Logan Express bus service is available from Braintree (south), Framingham (west), Peabody and Woburn (north). Full service bus terminals and secure parking are available at each location. Children under 12 and active military personnel traveling in uniform ride for free.
Boston Logan was ranked as the "Easiest Airport to Get To" by the business travel website, aviation.com for the variety of transportation options available to passengers. These include the MBTA Blue Line and Silver Line service between Logan and South Station and the Red Line.
With Logan's cell phone waiting lot, meeting an arriving flight no longer means circling the airport roadways. The lot is open 24 hours a day and is conveniently located just minutes from the terminals at the intersection of Hotel Drive and Service Road, near the airport Gulf Station Drivers are asked to stay no longer than 30 minutes and to wait with their vehicles. Commercial vehicles are prohibited from parking at the cell lot. Drivers can call 800-23-LOGAN for up-to-date airline and parking information.
As an added customer service, Massport makes parking updates available via email based on dates of travel. When parking conditions change, the customer who subscribed for updates during that time period receives an email update. In addition to presenting parking conditions, the updates display "Proceed To" directions on Google Maps Travelers interested in this service are invited to sign up by visiting: http://www.massport.com/ParkingConditionSubscription/.
Boston Logan, 15 minutes from the intersection of Route 128 and I-90 and five minutes from downtown Boston, serves as the gateway to the New England region and offers nonstop service to 72 domestic and 31 international destinations and in 2011 handled 28.9 million passengers. Boston Logan is the Air Line Pilot Association’s Airport of the Year for 2008 because of its commitment to safety. Over the past decade, the airport spent $4.5 billion on a modernization program that includes new terminals, public transportation access, parking facilities, roadways and airport concessions, and has been transformed into a world-class 21st Century facility. The airport generates $7 billion in total economic impact each year.