Transportation in Boston - Aviation

Aviation

Boston's principal airport is Logan International Airport, situated in East Boston just across inner Boston Harbor from downtown Boston. Logan Airport is operated by MassPort and has extensive domestic and international airline service. Logan Airport is linked to downtown by several highway tunnels. The Silver Line bus rapid transit uses these to connect Logan terminals with South Station. There are also shuttle buses between the terminals and the Blue Line Airport station.

To address overcrowding at Logan Airport, Massport has designated two out of state regional airports as reliever airports:

  • T. F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire

Massport does not operate these facilities. Train service has been allotted from T.F. Green to Boston.

There are also several general aviation facilities in the Boston area including Hanscom Field, Norwood Memorial Airport and Beverly Municipal Airport. See also: List of airports in the Boston area.

Since September 11, 2001 attacks to the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, exceptionally strict security has been implemented at all of Boston's airports. Because of this and its location as the closest American port to Europe, airliners that experience security breaches or disturbances while enroute to the U.S. are likely to be diverted to Boston, although they may also be diverted to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or other Canadian airports.

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