Logan rental vehicle fee will rise
Rental car customers will pay $2 more a day at Logan International Airport beginning Dec. 1, a fee increase that was approved yesterday by the Massachusetts Port Authority board to help pay for a consolidated rental car facility.
This brings the customer facility charge to $6 a day, which will go toward the $337 million facility that will house the eight rental car companies that serve the Logan Airport. A $4 fee has been in effect since last December.
Massport also plans to fund the four-story 1.4-million-square-foot building - and 28 new environmentally friendly shuttle buses to replace the current fleet of about 100 - with a $114 million federal loan.
Separately, passenger numbers continue to rise at Logan. After falling for more than a year, traffic increased in July and August from the same period a year before, and the trend continued in September, with a 6 percent increase.
Of the 126,309 additional passengers last month, 86 percent traveled on the airport’s four new carriers: Southwest Airlines, Virgin America, Sun Country Airlines, and Porter Airlines.
Massport also said yesterday that flu shots for the public at the airport will be suspended until the H1N1 vaccination becomes available, because of low numbers of people interested in the shots.