The full name of Boston’s international airport is General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport. However, it is commonly referred to as just Logan International Airport. It is located in a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts known as East Boston.
The airport does not serve as a hub for any large commercial carriers in spite of the fact that Boston is a major metropolitan area in the United States. However, even though it is not a hub, it is serviced by all major airlines and is a focus city for Delta Airlines, U.S. Airways, and JetBlue Airways. A focus city is a term used in the airline industry to refer to an airport that is not a hub but services non-stop flights to several major destinations.
The airport also serves several international destinations. These include Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and Canada. There are also plans to add Tokyo as a destination in 2012.
Logan International Airport is a major contributor to the economy of the Boston area. It is estimated to be the source of $7 billon in revenues and provides as many as 16,000 jobs to local residents. It also has significant infrastructure with two hotels, police and fire station, and its own power plant.
Looking at an aerial view of the airport, you can see that it is surrounded by water on three sides. The airport was basically constructed on a landfill in Boston Harbor using the already existing land masses of Apple and Noddle’s Islands.