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Logan Airport: The early years

Feb. 19, 1940: A porter unloaded baggage from an incoming American Airlines flight. Passenger traffic over routes of American Airlines had set a new record for air traffic in January, when the flagships transported 45,939 passengers an increase of 83.5 percent over January 1939.
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Feb. 19, 1940: A porter unloaded baggage from an incoming American Airlines flight. Passenger traffic over routes of American Airlines had set a new record for air traffic in January, when the flagships transported 45,939 passengers an increase of 83.5 percent over January 1939.

When it first opened in September 1923, Logan Airport was mainly used by the military and post office.