'Great Hall' unveiled at Boston Logan International Airport's Terminal B

Decor celebrates New England sports history

June 20, 2019 | WCVB

BOSTON — Travelers using Terminal B at Boston Logan International Airport will now be greeted by a new travel experience, starting with a new Great Hall.

The space was unveiled Thursday by representatives of the Massachusetts Port Authority and American Airlines, the preeminent airline flying out of Terminal B.

The project included the construction of 75,000 square feet of new space and renovation of 70,000 square feet of existing space. As a result, all 37 gates in Terminal B are connected post-security and three TSA checkpoints on the former US Airways side are consolidated, Massport officials said.

The consolidated security checkpoint includes automated screening lanes, which officials said will reduce wait times.

American Airlines, which serves more than six million passengers per year at Logan, is no longer split between the two sides of Terminal B, thanks to the completion of what Massport called the "Terminal B Optimization Project."

“These upgrades will provide a more modern, enjoyable travel experience for our customers and a better workplace for our 1,700 Boston-based team members," said Michael Minerva, of American Airlines.

Decor and exhibits throughout the building celebrate New England athletes, sports teams and special moments in the region’s sports history. In the kids' area, the theme is children's books written by local authors.

“Safety and security is our top priority and having one security checkpoint makes the whole process more efficient. We appreciate passengers being patient throughout this process and we hope they enjoy the new exhibits and spaces we have to offer," said Massport Aviation Director Ed Freni.

Other elements of the project included the renovation of the ticketing area, gate modifications, upgrades to the baggage handling area and new concession locations.

New food offerings include Lucca’s and Kelly’s Roast Beef.


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