Passenger Numbers Blossom in Spring at Boston Logan International Airport
Savings of 66% off Weekly Parking Rate at Popular Logan Express Sites
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is expecting increased passenger travel at Boston Logan International Airport during April as schools close for vacation, the region laces up for the 114th running of the Boston Marathon, and the airport enters its eighth straight month of passenger growth. Massport advises travelers to check with their airline for first hand flight information and to allow themselves additional time to get to the airport.
The April school vacation week is historically the busiest week of the year for Logan's parking garages. As an alternative to driving to and from Boston Logan, Massport offers convenient express bus service 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 may ride for free.
To help families on vacation and reduce private automobile trips to the airport, Massport is offering a special Logan Express parking rate for April of $22 – a 66% savings over the standard weekly rate -- for up to two weeks stay. Travelers must enter a Logan Express parking lot between 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 5 through 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 30 to be eligible for the 2010 special parking rate. For more information on Logan Express and other ground transportation options visit www.flylogan.com.
Boston Logan was ranked as the "Easisest Airport to Get To" by the business travel website, aviation.com for the variety of transportation options available to passengers. These include Logan Express, airport courtesy shuttles, water taxis, and the MBTA Blue Line and Silver Line service between Logan and South Station and the Red Line. Last year Logan Airport's CNG shuttle buses logged their 12-millionth clean air mile.
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 on Harborside Drive, next to the Hyatt Hotel. 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 recently made 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 which include links to Logan's other parking facilities and overflow lots 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 Routes 128/90 and five minutes from downtown Boston, serves as the gateway to the New England region and offers nonstop service to 70 domestic and 31 international destinations and in 2009 handled 25.5 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, parking facilities, roadways and airport concessions, and has been transformed into a world-class 21st Century facility. The airport generates more than $7 billion in economic impact each year. You can find us on facebook at facebook.com/bostonlogan and follow us on twitter at twitter.com/bostonlogan.
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) operates Boston Logan International Airport, the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $8 billion annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England. For more information please visit massport.com.