Logan Airport breaks passenger record

For the second straight year, Logan International Airport has posted a new passenger record with 29 million travelers passing through the Boston airport.

The airport will mark the occasion Wednesday afternoon by welcoming the 29th million traveler, who is expected to depart on a United Airlines flight. The airport’s previous passenger record was set in 2011 when 28.9 million travelers flew in and out of Logan.

This year’s record follows expanded service and new routes from the airlines that fly at Logan, such as nonstop service to Tokyo via Japan Airlines.

But as passenger numbers at Logan climb, other New England airports are losing travelers. T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island recorded 3.3 million travelers, through November, down 6.4 percent from the pervious year. About 2.2 million passengers have traveled through Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire as of November, down 9.4 percent from the previous year.


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