Boston makes room for JetBlue in terminal C

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Massport has reached agreements with American Airlines and United Airlines in order to provide JetBlue Airways with 25 gates at Boston Logan airport.

The airport operator is building a secure connector between the American and US Airways sides of terminal B to house United once the facility opens in early 2014. It will connect the sides of the terminal between gates B21 on the US Airways side and B22 on the American side.

New York-based JetBlue will become the main tenant in terminal C with a lease for 25 gates when United makes the move to B. It uses 16 gates in C today.

The additional gates will allow JetBlue to grow to 150 departures from Boston by 2015. The airline has 109 departures per day from the airport.

United will take eight gates in terminal B - from B22 through B29 - when it relocates. This is a reduction from the 10 gates it currently uses, which are split between terminals A and C.

American will reduce its footprint at Logan to seven gates from 10, with the three gates transitioning to United.