Emirates’ Dubai to Boston
Emirates arrives in New England. The first flight operated by a 777-200LR arrived in Boston from Dubai on 10 March. On arrival at the gate the crew unfurled the Massachusetts state flag. At a welcome reception Emirates cabin crew posed with (from left to right): Dave Barger, CEO, JetBlue; Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts; Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates; Thomas P. Glynn, CEO, Massport; Ed Freni, Director of Aviation, Massport; and Richard Davey, Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation. Boston becomes Emirates’ eighth destination in the US. (Photos courtesy of Massport)
- Emirates has made Boston (BOS) its latest US destination, with the commencement of daily flights from Dubai (DXB) on 10 March. This becomes the airline’s eighth route into the United States, ninth into North America and 12th into the wider Americas. A 777-200LR will operate the 10,720-kilometre service which faces no direct competition. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group said: “Our Boston service will further develop this exciting gateway into the north-eastern United States. Based on passenger demand, we believe the time is right to further boost our US operations, while stimulating channels of trade and tourism to and from the state of Massachusetts and the wider New England region.” Thomas P. Glynn, Massport’s CEO, added: “Our new partnership with Emirates helps expand the global reach of Boston and Logan by connecting New England with new markets. Emirates offers seamless connections from Dubai to dozens of destinations in the Middle East, India, East Africa and Southeast Asia – a combined market from Boston that in 2012 saw more than 331,000 passengers spend more than $295 million in tickets.’’ See how Boston Logan’s fire truck welcome arch compares with its rivals this week.