Monthly Archives: September 2011

Jet Blue Aircraft Shown Taking off from Logan Airport

September 24, 2011
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Jet Blue Aircraft Shown Taking off from Logan Airport

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Logan/Massport August Stats

September 22, 2011
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Download – Aviation Stats Aug 2011

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Logan Makes Defibrillators Available to Those in Need

September 22, 2011
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For those suffer heart attacks or health issues at Logan Airport causing their breathing or heart beat to stop, Massport has issued and made available throughout the airport state of the art defibrillators that includes visual assistance, written and vocal components if and when such emergencies occur. The new life saving equipment (AED’s) gives...

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Carriers Raise Baggage Fees

September 22, 2011
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Continental, American and United Airlines have increased passenger charges on checked baggage by weight up to $400 and more in some cities, according to airline officials. These represent the highest fees imposed for baggage for passengers flying to continents outside of North America. Passengers flying these airlines must consider traveling light or paying the...

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Making It Easier for the Disabled to Fly

September 22, 2011
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Major airlines and smaller ones as well are being asked by the Federal Transportation Department to create websites and airport kiosks more accessible for the disabled. A recently established proposal was put in place following years of complaints by travelers with disabilities who claimed to be experiencing difficulties getting tickets for flights. Airlines and...

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$140 Million for Second Generation Baggage Screening

September 19, 2011
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Logan Airport safety and security officials have announced the replacement of the baggage checking system now in use with second generation equipment designed to improve security. According to Massport officials, the project includes a TSA grant of $68 million, an expenditure by Massport of $22 million for renovating and building new screening rooms and...

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To All Stakeholders at Logan International Airport

September 9, 2011
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On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people, from all walks of life, died as a result of the worst act of terrorism on American soil.  Millions of us felt a deep helplessness as we watched the towers of the World Trade Center collapse, the destruction and chaos at the Pentagon, and smoke billowing from...

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911 Remembrance Ceremony

September 9, 2011
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An emotional and compelling remembrance ceremony marking the anniversary of the tragic 9/11 terrorist attack which began at Logan Airport was held at the airport on Friday, September 8. On 9/11, American Airlines and United Airlines – whose planes were hijacked out of Logan and which crashed into the North and South Towers of...

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Massport Fire Chief Retires

September 8, 2011
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Massport Fire Chief Jim McGinty has retired. Chief McGinty served 34 years of his life as a firefighter in the United States Air Force and the Massachusetts Fire Rescue Unit at Massport. His colleagues, friends and family are planning a retirement event for him in October.

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Truck Clips Aircraft

September 8, 2011
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A Servis Air Fuel truck came in contact with a Chautauqua Airlines (Continental Express) airliner at Terminal A Gate 9B on September 4 at approximately 8:30 a.m. The truck driver reportedly lost control of the truck causing it to damage the left wing tip and flap. The truck suffered a damaged windshield. No injuries...

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