Air Passenger Survey


To better understand the ground access travel characteristics of air passengers to and from Logan Airport and to track historical trends of these characteristics, Massport administers an extensive triennial survey of air passengers. Since the late 1970s, the Logan Airport Air Passenger Ground Access Survey is one of Massport’s primary tools for understanding ground access patterns and evaluating the effectiveness of its policies and services. The survey is also used to shape the direction of ongoing and new planning efforts to encourage Logan Airport travelers to use HOV/shared-ride modes instead of automobile modes. The survey is the principal means of measuring air passenger HOV mode share, which is reported in the Logan Airport EDR/ESPR documents; a summary table is provided below.

View the final report of the 2010 Logan Airport Air Passenger Ground Access Survey, which includes a description of the survey method, response rates, survey questionnaire, and results.

A new survey is planned for the spring of 2013; the results from the survey are expected to be posted here in the fall of 2013.

Ground Access Modes of Travel
The table below presents the air passenger ground access mode shares for survey years 1999 through 2010. Even with air passenger growth, the mode shares have remained relatively stable.

Ground Access Mode 1999    2004 2007 2010
Non-HOV/Automobile

Private Automobile
Taxi
Rental car

Total Non-HOV Share


36.5%
20.6%
12.2%

69.3%


36.0%
22.8%
10.9%

69.7%


40.2%
19.7%
12.4%

72.3%


40.4%
18.8%
10.9%

70.1%
HOV/Shared-Ride

Unscheduled HOV
Scheduled HOV
Transit
Courtesy Shuttle
Other

Total HOV Share


8.9%
9.5%
9.7%
2.1%
0.5%

30.7%


8.1%
10.6%
6.5%
3.1%
2.0%

30.3%


7.3%
6.9%
6.7%
3.5%
3.4%

27.8%


7.6%
8.2%
7.6%
4.6%
1.8%

29.9%



Source:  Spring 1999, 2004, 2007, and 2010 Logan Airport Air Passenger Ground-Access Surveys.