It covers 2,400 acres, has five major runways, and employs an estimated 15,000 people. Its IATA Airport Code is BOS. Its ICAO Airport Code is KBOS. The airport has service to other destinations in the United States, as well as Canada, Latin America, and Europe.
Originally called Boston Airport, Logan opened September 8, 1923 and was used primarily by the Massachusetts Air Guard and the Army Air Corp. The first scheduled commercial passenger flights were initiated by Colonial Air Transport between Boston and New York City in 1927.
The airport has expanded enormously over the years, including the addition of 1,800 acres built on landfill in Boston Harbor. In 1956, the state renamed it Lt. General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport after a Spanish-American War hero from Boston.
Logan received undesired publicity when it was revealed that the two planes (American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, both on BOS-LAX) that crashed into the World Trade Center towers in the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack, had apparently been chosen by their hijackers because of Logan's lax security.
With Logan Airport burgeoning with passengers, the Massachusetts Port Authority set Manchester, NH Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire and T. F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island as the second and third airports of Boston to avoid building a new airport. Massport also operates the civil air facilities at Hanscom Field (BED) in Bedford, Massachusetts and Worcester Airport (ORH). Expansion of commercial air service to Hanscom Field has been derailed by community opposition, although for many travelers it is ideally located. Worcester Airport has poor highway access and is located far from major population centers other than Worcester itself; it has not managed to attract a significant commercial airline presence.
Edward Logan International airport has five terminals, of which four are presently open:
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2 Terminal B
3 Terminal C
4 Terminal D
5 International Terminal E
6 External Links
International Terminal E