The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is expecting heavy passenger travel at Boston Logan International Airport during the upcoming Boston Marathon and April school break, Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25, 2008. Massport advises the travelers to check with their airline for first hand flight information and to allow themselves additional time to get to the airport.
As an alternative to driving to and from Boston Logan, Massport offers express bus service from Braintree (south), Framingham (west), Peabody and Woburn (north). Full service bus terminals and secure parking are available at each location and children under 12 and active military personnel traveling in uniform may ride for free. During the April school break, Massport is offering a special weekly parking rate of $22 for up to two weeks stay for travelers that enter the parking lot from 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2008. Braintree, Framingham and Woburn buses depart every 30 minutes and Peabody departs hourly. For more information on Logan Express visit www.flylogan.com.
In 2007 Boston Logan was ranked as the “Easisest Airport to Get To” by the business travel website, aviation.com for the wide variety of transportation options available to passengers. These include Logan Express, airport couretesy shuttles, water taxies, and the MBTA Blue Line and Silver Line service between Logan and South Station and the Red Line. Last year Logan Airport’s 33 courtesy shuttle buses logged their 11-millionth clean air mile. For more information on getting to and from Logan visit www.flylogan.com.
For those who choose to drive to the airport, Massport offers preferred parking to customers driving hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles at the airport’s Central garage, Terminal B garage, Terminal E surface lot and economy parking. In total, more than 100 parking spaces at Logan are dedicated to clean fuel vehicles. Preferred parking for hybrid and alternative-fuel vehicles in the Central garage is located on Level 6 by the elevator banks and pedestrian walkways for each terminal. Preferred parking at the Terminal B garage is located on the third level. Signage and green painted parking stalls mark the spaces.
With Logan’s new 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 airport’s terminals on the newly landscaped Harborside Drive, just before the Harborside Hyatt Hotel. 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.
For those traveling, the TSA has launched a public service campaign to help lessen delays at the security checkpoints. Entitled, SimpliFLY, the program advises travelers on the quantity of liquids, gels and aerosols allowed in carry-on luggage. For more information on TSA travel regulations, please visit their website at www.tsa.gov.
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 28.1 million passengers. 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.