Nice! Massport to add Logan passenger fee By Greg Turner Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - Updated 1m ago Massport will tack on a fee of up to $4.50 per passenger to pay for safety and security projects at Logan International Airport. The Massachusetts Port Authority‚Äôs board of directors announced the proposed ‚Äúpassenger facility charge‚ÄĚ after its meeting today. The move requires a filing with the Federal Aviation Administration. Massport said it will impose the fee to finance the design and construction of Logan projects including the lengthening of runway 33 left, which stops at the edge of Boston Harbor. The airport manager wants to build a 600-foot-long pier into the harbor that would support an ‚Äúengineered material arresting system‚ÄĚ that can stop a plane that overshoots the runway. A World Airways DC-10 jet slid off the icy runway in January 1982 in a chilling disaster that claimed two lives. The $60 million project is slated to be finished by 2013, two years ahead of a congressional deadline, according to Massport CEO Thomas Kinton Jr. The new passenger fees would also help pay for runway status lights and various runway and taxiway rehabilitation projects, Massport said.