Continental Airlines will move to Terminal A, Boston Logan International Airport's newest and greenest terminal, starting Nov. 11, 2007.
"Massport is pleased that the more than one million passengers who fly in and out of Logan on Continental will be able to enjoy the benefits of Terminal A," said Edward C. Freni, Massport's Director of Aviation.
In 2006, Continental handled 1,177,672 passengers at Logan, representing 4.2 percent of the airport's traffic. So far this year, the airline is carrying nearly 5 percent more passengers than in the same period in 2006.
Terminal A is the world's first LEED certified airport terminal. It received that recognition in 2006, one year after opening. It was constructed with sustainable materials such as pre-cast concrete, panels of wood from renewable forests, and recycled products. The terminal uses 50 percent less water for irrigation and 30 percent less in bathrooms; it has special storm water filtration devices. It also has efficient windows which reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Lights automatically dim in daylight, so natural light can be used to reduce energy usage.
Continental passengers using Terminal A will find numerous dining options, including Jasper White's Summer Shack, Legal's Test Kitchen, Au Bon Pain, Dunkin' Donuts, Famous Famiglia, Fresh City, Fuddrucker's, Game On!, Gourmet on the Fly, Lucky's/Lucky's Express, Panda Express, Starbucks, and Wendy's. Shopping outlets include Airport Wireless/Palm One, Borders, Brookstone, Johnston & Murphy, L' Occitane, Landau, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New England Collections, and NewsLink. There is also a shoeshine stand. ATMs in the terminal are affiliated with Bank of America, Citizens Bank, Travelex, and the terminal has a shoe shine stand.
Continental, which began service at Logan Airport in 1981, currently offers 22 daily departures and 22 daily arrivals (44 daily operations) to three destinations. The airline offers 12 daily flights to and from its hub in Newark, six to and from Houston, and four to and from Cleveland. Â Continental will use 11 check-in positions and four contact gates at Terminal A and two regional aircraft gates.
Continental is a member of the Skyteam alliance which includes Delta Air Lines, the main tenant in Terminal A.