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Massport approves Terminal E improvements at Boston Logan

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has voted to approve a $30 million partial budget to create and reconfigure approximately 130,000 square feet at Terminal E.

The goal of the project is to provide the required services to accommodate the A380, the largest commercial aircraft in service.

The Terminal E improvements, part of a $100 million programme announced by Governor Deval Patrick earlier this year, will reconfigure three existing space for gates to add two new jet bridges at each gate.

It will also add departure level holding rooms and deplaning areas, as well as modify aircraft taxi lanes on the existing apron to fit the A380.

The programme will also include renovations of the existing immigrations and customs area at the west end of terminal; provide additional concession and support space; and add a third level for new airline lounges.

Massport CEO, Thomas P. Glynn, says: “International flights are the largest growing sector at Logan, with one in five passengers traveling abroad.

“We need to do our part to keep up with the industry and our carriers’ needs. This project reflects our continued effort to improve infrastructure that helps grow the region’s economy, improve our customers’ experience, and be a good neighbour.’’

Five international carriers that fly into Boston Logan have either purchased or ordered A380 aircraft (Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa, Emirates, and Virgin Atlantic).

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