Boston’s Logan Airport Has Record-Breaking Year with 36 Million Passengers

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Massport CEO Tom Glynn joins the Williams family at Logan Airport. Photo Credit: Antonio Caban/ State House News Service 

Earlier this week, Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) CEO Thomas P. Glynn joined officials from JetBlue to celebrate the 36 millionth passenger to travel through Logan International Airport in 2016. This marks a new record for the airport, and is the seventh straight year of passenger growth.

Virginia Williams, a retired Air Force captain traveling with her family to Richmond, Virginia, was the 36 millionth passenger.

“It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to keep an airport like Logan running smoothly. I want to acknowledge all of the great work done by everyone who works at Logan,” said Glynn.

JetBlue is the largest airline at Logan in terms of the number of operations and destinations with more than 125 daily flights. In late October it added daily flights to New York LaGuardia airport and on March 30th will add daily flights to Atlanta, GA.

“JetBlue is proud to partner with Massport and Logan Airport on such an important milestone,” said Norbert Strissel, director of airport operations, JetBlue.

Williams is a retired captain in the Air Force. She is a resident of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, located about 30 miles outside Boston. Williams was traveling with her husband, son and daughter. They were presented with four round trip tickets from JetBlue, among other gifts.

Logan Airport is an economic engine for New England, generating more than $13 billion in economic activity each year. The airport serves 53 international and 75 domestic destinations. In 2015, Logan had a total of 33,449,580 passengers.

Massport works closely with the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism and other tourism groups in New England to bring tourists, conventioneers, students and business travelers to the region.