BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Logan International Airport announced on Wednesday that it had a record-breaking year for passenger traffic with 29 million passengers, beating the previous all-time high of 28.9 million passengers that was established in 2011.
Massport, which owns and operates Logan, celebrated the milestone by welcoming members of the Lewis family from Maine as the 29th million passenger to use Boston Logan International Airport in 2012.
Gary Lewis is the director of education and outreach for the Geological Society of America; his wife, Jennifer, is the proprietor of Frosted in Maine, a specialty cake decorating business; and their two children, Madeline and Oliver. The family was traveling from Boston to Los Angeles and then on to Australia for their annual family vacation.
"Wednesday's milestone is a testament to New England's standing as a world-class tourist destination which attracts millions of visitors from around the globe who come here to enjoy the region's famous beauty, its leisure, historic and cultural attractions as well as our world-famous colleges, universities and hospitals," said Massport Director of Aviation Operations Todd Smith. "Logan is proud to be the largest airport in New England, providing service to more than 100 international and domestic destinations."
Logan is the 11th largest origin and destination airport in the country and in 2011, was the fastest growing non-hub air travel market in the country with passenger growth of nearly 8 percent considerably higher than the average 1.3 percent growth for the other top 20 U.S. markets.