US Airways Opens Gate Area at Logan

BOSTON -- US Airways opened a new passenger gate area at Logan Airport here, Phase 2 of its terminal renovation project.

The 27,000-foot area, which has a dramatically soaring roof, is a 75% increase in passenger space. The next phase of US Airways' renovations is a new passenger gate area for US Airways Express flights.

The number of gates will not increase from the current 16, but passenger space will increase considerably. Ticketing and baggage claim areas also will be expanded.

That project is expected to be completed this summer at a cost of $49 million.

Next on the "to-do" list at Logan is bringing the US Airways Shuttle operation into the main US Airways terminal to ease connections between shuttle flights and mainline and Express flights.

The first phase of the carrier's Logan renovations -- the addition of a new food court and an 11,000-square-foot US Airways Club -- was completed earlier this year.

The Logan improvements are part of a series of airport improvements throughout US Airways' system. They include a new terminal at Washington National that opened last year and new international and Express terminals announced last month.

New US Airways Clubs have opened or are under contruction at San Francisco, Orlando, Hartford, Buffalo, Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C.

Logan itself is in the midst of a $1 billion modernization project.

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