Boston Live Flight Departures
Logan International Airport’s full name is the General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, and it is recognised by the IATA code of BOS. The airport is found in the East Boston neighbourhood of Boston, Massachusetts, and is virtually an island, as it is surrounded on three sides by water. It is a busy airport, handling close to thirty million passengers per annum, and is important for international air traffic in the United States of America. Passengers who would like to book a flight have a wide range of airline companies from which to choose, and can travel directly to a number of countries around the world. The Logan International Airport departure areas are very well equipped for their passengers, and the airport can be reached by various forms of ground transportation.
The airport of BOS consists of four terminal buildings and six runways, and is a hub for the regional airline company of Cape Air. It is also a focus city for JetBlue Airways. Both of these airline carriers operate from Terminal C, which was opened in 1967. This building was also recently renovated in 2005. The departure gates found in this terminal are in three groups: C11-C21, C25-C36 and C40-C42. Although it is currently used by Cape Air, JetBlue Airways and United Airlines, it will soon be completely acquired by JetBlue and its partner, Cape Air. Their services will then be improved to offer over 150 flights per day, which is almost the same quantity as their operations at the JFK Airport. They will also be the first airline companies to have their own terminal at Boston Airport. Flights are currently offered by these airline companies to Albany (NY), Augusta (ME), Lebanon, Nantucket, Rockland, Rutland, Jacksonville (FL), Long Beach, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, West Palm Beach, Seattle/Tacoma, Washington, San Diego, Cancun, Charlotte and Punta Cana, as well as many other locations.
Terminal C also features a USO Lounge in the baggage claim area, which is on the lower level, and it has a United Club for passengers flying with United. United Airlines offers regular flights to Cleveland, Houston and Newark.
Terminal A is the newest building of the airport. It opened in 2005, and replaced an older terminal that was once occupied by Eastern Airlines. This is a domestic terminal that is divided into a main building and a satellite building, which are connected by an underground walkway. The main terminal houses gates A1-A12 and the satellite building has gates A13-A22. Some of the airline carriers here are Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, Delta Shuttle and United Airlines, and they have flights departing to Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma, Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, Detroit and New York, amongst many others. Terminal A was the first terminal in the country to be LEED certified, which means that is an adequately environmentally friendly building, and features a United Club and a Delta Sky Club.
Terminal B of Logan International Airport has a north and south building and is used for domestic flights. It was opened in 1974 and has an American Airlines’ Admirals Club and a US Airways Club. The departure gates of the south building are B1-B3, B4-B14 and B15-B21, while those in the north are B22-B36 and B37-B38. American Airlines mainly uses Gates B22-B36 and Virgin America makes use of gates B37 and B38. Additional airline carriers found in Terminal B include US Airways, Spirit Airlines and PenAir. They offer departures to Bar Harbor, Plattsburgh, Chicago, Ford Lauderdale, Dallas/Fort Worth and Atlantic City. American Airlines is one of the main airline carriers at Boston Airport, with flights to Miami, New York and Los Angeles, and Virgin America flies to Los Angles and San Francisco.
Passengers on international departure flights will leave from Terminal E, or the Volpe International Terminal, that is served by Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, Aer Lingus, Alitalia, Air Tran, Iberia, Japan Airlines, SATA International, Porter Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and a number of other companies. The busiest international routes from Logan Airport are to London in the United Kingdom, Paris in France, Toronto in Canada, Frankfurt and Munich in Germany, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Dublin in Ireland, Reykjavik in Iceland, Zurich in Switzerland and Rome in Italy. The departure level is found on the third floor, while arrivals are handled on the ground floor. The second floor of the terminal is used for passport control procedures. The terminal houses the Aer Lingus Gold Circle Lounge, the British Airways First Lounge and Terraces Lounge, Lufthansa’s Senator Lounge and Business Lounge, Air France’s France Lounge and Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse Lounge. There are thirteen gates for departures and the ticket counters are generally shared by the international carriers of the airport.
Each terminal of the airport is well equipped with a variety of facilities. There are plenty of shops and restaurants, duty-free stores, banking services and areas where children can play. Free Wi-Fi services are offered as well, and the entire buildings are designed to accommodate for the needs of disabled passengers. Terminal B has a parking garage and there are parking areas within easy reach of Terminal E as well. Parking for all terminals is available in the Central Parking Garage. These areas are all priced the same, but the Economy Lot is cheaper, and connected to the terminals by free shuttle buses. Shuttles also provide transport between all the terminal buildings, however, there are moving walkways between Terminals A, B and E.
Passengers on Logan International Airport departure flights can drive their own vehicle and park at the airport, or they can take a bus, train or taxi from a variety of locations. The Logan Express Buses are particularly popular, and there are also MBTA public buses available. The train stations are not on the airport grounds, however, free shuttle buses run frequently to and from the Blueline subway, and the Silverline rapid transit buses are available from the South Station. Taxis can be take from anywhere in the city to Logan Airport.
Live departure schedules can be viewed on various online websites, or for more information, Logan International Airport can be contacted at the following number: 1-800-23-LOGAN (56426).