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Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport in East Boston[?], Massachusetts is one of the 20 busiest airports in the U.S., with 3 million passengers a year using its 55 airlines. It covers 2,400 acres, has five major runways, and employs an estimated 15,000 people. Its IATA code is BOS.

Originally called Boston Airport, Logan opened Sept. 8, 1923 and was used primarily by the Massachusetts Air Guard and the Army Air Corp. The first scheduled commercial passenger flights were initiated by Colonial Air Transport between Boston and New York City in 1927.

The airport has expanded enormously over the years, including the addition of 1,800 acres built on landfill in Boston Harbor[?]. In 1956, the state renamed it Lt. General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport after a Spanish-American War hero from Boston.

Logan received undesired publicity when it was revealed that the hijackers of the two planes (American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, both on BOS-LAX) that crashed into the World Trade Center towers in the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack, had taken off from this airport, apparently due to its lax security.

With Logan Airport burgeoning with passengers, Massport set Manchester, NH Airport[?] in Manchester, New Hampshire and Providence Airport[?] in Providence, Rhode Island as the 2nd and 3rd airports of Boston to avoid building a new airport.

Edward Logan International airport has 4 terminals.

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Terminal B

Terminal C

Terminal D

International Terminal E

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