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Logan International Airport passenger traffic sets record

A record high 29.3 million passengers traveled through Logan International Airport last year, a 1.4 percent increase over the previous high, set in 2011, the Massachusetts Port Authority reported Thursday.

Massport, which runs Logan, celebrated the record in late December when it recognized a geologist from Maine as the 29 millionth traveler to pass through the airport last year.

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Most of the passenger growth was in the international market, which was up nearly 10 percent over the year before; domestic travel was basically flat.

Logan added a popular daily nonstop flight to Tokyo last year on Japan Airlines, although the total number of flights in and out of the airport dropped by nearly 4 percent.

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The number of cruise ship passengers also hit a record high last year, with 380,000 passengers.

Katie Johnston

Katie Johnston can be reached at Kjohnston@globe.com.
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