Boston Logan International Airport

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About Boston Logan International Airport

Inside Boston Logan International Airport

Boston Logan International Airport, official name General Edward Lawrence Logan Airport, is an international airport in Boston, Massachusetts. The airport is the busiest airport in both Massachusetts and within the region of New England. The handles more than 40 million passengers annually. 

The airport has a range of domestic US flights from US carriers, as well as international flights from airlines flying from Europe, Asia, South America and Central America.

Logan International Airport is a hub for Cape Air and Delta Air Lines, however, it's neither airline's primary hub.

The airport opened in 1923. It began facilitating international flights during World War II, with transatlantic flights to/from London Heathrow. Its first official international terminal, Terminal E, opened in 1974 and the airport's international traffic has grown exponentially since, forcing the airport to build a brand new major runway in the mid-2000s.

 

What is the airport code for Logan International Airport?

The airport code for Boston Logan International Airport is BOS.

Airport Location

Boston Logan International Airport is located in East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts. The airport is around a 10–20-minute drive away from the centre of Boston but it can take up to 40 minutes during rush hour traffic. 

 

Facilities

 

Facilities Include:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Car rental
  • Passenger services
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • ATMs
  • Currency exchange
  • Airport lounges

Lounges Include:

Terminal A

  • Delta Sky Club

 

Terminal B

  • Stephanie's
  • United Club
  • American Airlines Admirals Club

 

Terminal C

  • The Lounge
  • USO Lounge

 

Terminal E

  • The Club
  • Lufthansa Lounge
  • British Airways Galleries Lounge
  • Air France Lounge
  • The Emirates Lounge
  • Virgin Atlantic Boston Clubhouse

Runways

Boston Logan International Airport Runway

Credit: Canadian Family on Flickr

Boston Logan International has six runways. These are named:

  • 4L/22R (2,396 m x 46 m)
  • 4R/22L (3,050 m x 46 m)
  • 9/27 (2,134 m x 46 m)
  • 14/32 (1,524 m x 30 m)
  • 15L/33R (779 m x 30 m)
  • 15R/33L (3,073 m x 46 m)

 

Terminals

 

Boston Logan International has four terminals. These are lettered Terminal A–E. Terminal D no longer exists, after its gates were reconfigured into Terminal C and Terminal E in 2006. Some of the terminals are connected and the airport's long-term goal is to have each terminal easily accessible from each other by foot.  

Terminal A

Terminal A opened in 2005 and replaced one of the old terminal buildings that was constructed in the 1970s. Delta has been the primary airline using this terminal since the terminal was built and took full control of the terminal in 2019. The only other airline that uses Terminal A is WestJet Encore, which flies to Canada on a codeshare agreement with Delta.

Terminal B

Terminal B opened in 1974 and is split into two sub-terminals – Terminal B south and Terminal B north, which is connected by a walkway airside. Popular airlines that operated out of Terminal B include American Airlines, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines.

Terminal C

Terminal C opened in 1967 and facilitates a variety of domestic and international flights from airlines including Aer Lingus, Cape Air, JetBlue and TAP Air Portugal. The terminal has undergone four major renovations since it was created, with the most recent in 2016 — this renovation saw Terminal C connect to Terminal E so that passengers could have easy access between the two terminals.

Terminal E

Terminal E was built in 1974 and is known as the airport's international terminal. It facilitates most — but not all — of the airport's international flights. Terminal E completed its most recent renovation in 2017, which saw the terminal upscale and improve many of its facilities, as well as giving it the capability to handle Airbus A380 aircraft.

 

Airlines that fly to Boston Logan International Airport

Cape Air and Delta Air Lines use Boston Logan International as a hub airport, but not as a primary hub.

Take a look at the table below to see a full list of airlines that fly to/from Logan International Airport.

AIRLINE COUNTRY FROM
Aer Lingus Ireland
Air Canada & Air Canada Express Air Canada
Air France France
Alaska Airlines USA
Alitalia Italy
American Airlines USA
American Eagle USA
Azores Airlines Portugal
Boutique Air USA
British Airways England
Cabo Verde Airlines Cape Verde
Cape Air USA
Cathay Pacific  Hong Kong
Copa Airlines Panama
Delta & Delta Connection USA
El Al Israel
Emirates UAE
Frontier Airlines USA
Hainan Airlines China
Hawaiian Airlines USA
Iberia Spain
Icelandair Iceland
Japan Airlines Japan
JetBlue USA
KLM Netherlands
Korean Air South Korea
LATAM Brasil Brazil
LEVEL Spain
Lufthansa Germany
Norwegian Norway
Porter Airlines Canada
Qatar Airways Qatar
Royal Air Maroc Morocco
Scandinavian Airlines Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Silver Airways USA
Southwest Airlines USA
Spirit Airlines USA
Sun Country Airlines USA
SWISS Switzerland
TAP Air Portugal Portugal
Tradewind Aviation USA
Turkish Airlines Turkey
United Airlines USA
Virgin Atlantic USA
WestJet Encore Canada

 

How to get to Boston Logan International Airport

 

By driving

You can drive to Boston Logan International Airport from the west and south via Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90), following Ted Williams Tunnel through to exit 26. Or, from the north, drive through Route I-93 South to exit 24B and onto the Callahan Tunnel and Route1A travelling towards Logan.

There are rental car companies at the airport, as well as parking. However, parking can be expensive. 

By taxi

You can flag down a taxi in the street in Boston but look for the medallion on the taxi that states that it's a certified taxi by the city of Boston.

Alternatively, you can get a taxi from a taxi stand, call a taxi from your phone or get the person(s) in charge of your accommodation to recommend/order a taxi for you.

By subway

The Subway, also known as the 'T' is a great, cheap option to get to the airport. Boston Logan International Airport can be accessed by the MBTA Blue Line. 

By bus

MBTA Silver Line SL1 is a free bus route than travels between Logan Airport and Boston's South Station (Financial District). It's easy to get bus and rail connections to other parts of the city from Boston's South Station.

By water taxi or ferry

Water taxis and ferries travel to Boston Logan International Airport from downtown Boston and Quincy and Hull on the South Shore. 

By airport shuttle

The Logan Express provides a park-and-ride service to the airport from the following destinations:

  • Back Bay
  • Braintree
  • Framingham
  • Peabody
  • Woburn