BOSTON – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is expecting increased passenger travel at Boston Logan International Airport during the month of February as schools close for vacation. 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 February school vacation weeks for Massachusetts and New Hampshire are historically busy weeks for Logan's parking facilities. 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), as well as Back Bay. Full service bus terminals and secure parking are available at each location except for Back Bay. Children 17 and under as well as active military personnel traveling in uniform 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 of $22 – a 66% savings over the standard weekly rate – for up to a two weeks stay. Travelers must enter a Logan Express parking lot between 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11
th through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, February 26 th to be eligible for the 2015 special parking rate. Massport is also offering a special round-trip bus ticket during this time period for $11 – a 50% savings over the standard rate. For more information on Logan Express and other ground transportation options, please visit www.flylogan.com.
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 Logan Express, airport courtesy shuttles, water taxis, and the MBTA Blue Line and Silver Line service between Logan and South Station.
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. Drivers are asked to follow signs for the cell phone lot, 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 also offers 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 sharing 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:
Boston Logan, a short distance 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 74 domestic and 42 international destinations and in 2014 handled 31.6 million passengers. Boston Logan is served by two public transit lines and 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 $8 billion in total economic impact each year.