Boston's Logan upping staff to prepare for storm

AP News
Posted: Aug 26, 2011 4:11 PM
Boston's Logan upping staff to prepare for storm

Boston's Logan International Airport will have extra staff in terminals and extra equipment on hand to deal with any problems caused by powerful winds, heavy rains and storm surges from Hurricane Irene this weekend.

A spokesman says Logan operator Massport has already spoken with the airline representatives, who plan to start canceling flights on Saturday and thin out schedules even more Sunday. Spokesman Matthew Brelis says airlines expect to resume full schedules Monday.

Brelis says the added staffers will assist passengers in terminals. The airport has brought in extra pumps and is prepared for a storm surge, which he says they don't expect.

He urges people with travel plans this weekend to seek alternatives. He says it's going to be extremely tough to get out of Logan on Sunday.