Turbulence Injures Passengers on Two Flights

October 3, 2011
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The crew of Jet Blue flight 852, an Airbus 319, from San Juan to Boston experienced serious turbulence along the way allegedly causing 7 passengers to report they were injured. The Jet Blue flight landed in Boston on runway 4R at 9:57 p.m. Sunday night and taxied to Terminal C at gate 36. Massport...

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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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Watch Out For Signs On Taxiway

September 8, 2011
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On September 6 a G2 private aircraft hit a sign at Logan Airport while taxiing on the Lima taxiway at about 9:00 p.m., according to Logan Airport officials. The aircraft’s nose gear was damaged and the sign broken. Five people were on board. No injuries were reported. Alpha and Bran taxiway were closed creating...

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Ten Years After

September 7, 2011
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For those of us living in Massachusetts, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has a special significance because they began here early on the morning of a beautiful day. All of us awakening that day in September ten years ago believed it was just another day. The terrorists began at Logan Airport....

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Cape Air Tire Blow Out

September 7, 2011
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Cape Air Flight number 618 landing September 3 at 11:30a.m., coming in from Martha’s Vineyard, blew a tire on runway 27. There were no reported injuries. Three people were on board the flight. Massport Fire Rescue and State Police responded to the incident, The blown out airplane tire was replaced on the airfield and...

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Air Tran Relocation

September 7, 2011
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Air Tran is expected to relocate from Terminal C to Terminal E during the first week of November, according to company officials. The airline presently services six destinations out of Logan, Akron, Baltimore, Atlanta, Fort Myers, Milwaukee and Orlando. Airport signage, messages and literature will be changed to reflect the move to Terminal E.

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Porter Airlines Adds Sixth Flight

August 30, 2011
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Porter Airlines Adds Sixth Flight

Effective Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Porter Airlines will add a sixth daily non-stop flight to Toronto City, out of Boston Logan International Airport. Porter began Boston to Toronto City service on September 14, 2009 with three round trips using 70 seat DHB-Q400 type aircraft. The airline increased its service to Toronto City in April...

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Passenger Numbers Climb

August 30, 2011
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With a new June passenger record already set and with numbers growing, Logan Airport appears ready to break its 2007 passenger number record of 28.1 million. With two major holidays coming up – Thanksgiving and Christmas – there is the real possibility the old record will be shattered. July, 2011 marked the 25th consecutive...

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US Airways Adds Seasonal Service to Montego Bay, Jamaica

August 30, 2011
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US Airways will add seasonal service Boston to Montego Bay Jamaica starting on December 17, 2011 through April 14, 2012. The airline will provide service to this destination on Saturdays only  out of Terminal B using A319 aircraft. The Montego Bay, Jamaica service becomes the fourth Caribbean destination US Airways provides out of Logan,...

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Terminal B Construction Complete

August 30, 2011
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Roadway construction on Terminal B upper level is complete and traffic routes are back to normal. All the construction signage has been removed and the regular signage is back in place. Terminal B parking garage is not fully back in service.

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Plane Spotting Allowed at Logan

August 30, 2011
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There are thousands of plane spotters in the United States and overseas that like to film aircraft at airports across the country, Logan being one of them. Each year, Logan gets its share of plane spotters and the airport has always attempted to accommodate them, unless a security issue presents itself. Due to security...

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Massport/USO Assist Navy Chief Petty Officers

August 30, 2011
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Once again, Masssport along with the USO have assisted the United States Navy with the arrival of 300 Chief Petty Officers over a two day period. The Chief Petty Officers were in Boston for their special training on the USS Constitution docked at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The servicemen and women were hosted at...

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DeGrace Named Deputy Fire Chief

August 30, 2011
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Joseph DeGrace, a twentyyear veteran of Massport’s Fire Rescue Department has been promoted from Lieutenant to Deputy Fire Chief at Boston Logan International Airport. “DeGrace is a great selection for the Deputy Chief’s position,” Chief Robert Donahue said. “He has all the tools, experience and leadership qualities to get the job done in a...

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Massport Awards First Annual Memorial Scholarships East Boston and South Boston Graduates Receive $5,000 Awards

August 30, 2011
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BOSTON – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced the recipients of the Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship and Thomas J. Butler Memorial Scholarship. The $5,000 Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship honors Donna Rauseo, a long-time employee of Massport at Logan International Airport and lifelong resident of East Boston. The scholarship was awarded to East Boston...

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Logan Street Scenes

August 16, 2011
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Logan Street Scenes

On a rainy monday afternoon, passengers arrive at Logan’s Terminal a hoping that the forecast for heavy rain does not dampen their plans for an on time flight with delays. Below, passengers arrive at Logan’s interna­tional terminal at Terminal e and quickly make their way out of the wet weather and onto shuttle buses...

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