Boston’s Logan Airport, By the Numbers

A summer traveler’s guide to Logan.

Kids home from school, sunny skies, and endless options for getting out of town: Summertime is the season when many of us end up passing through the region’s largest airport in search of adventure. While your goal may be to spend as little time as possible waiting at the gate, the airport is certainly happy to have you there, sipping an iced Dunkin’ latte or shelling out for an extra set of headphones: Logan generates $7 billion in economic activity every year. Of course, it takes a lot of juice to propel millions of passengers per day onto planes and into the air—specifically, 12,000 employees, dedicated police and fire departments, even a power plant. Here’s how Logan handles frequent and infrequent flyers (and their novelty samurai swords) during one of the busiest times of the year.

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