Gulf Carrier Impact:
After Boston’s Logan Airport began to receive service from the Gulf with Emirates in 2014, the airline added a second flight in 2015 to meet demand. The new route has had deep impacts on Boston’s global reach—whether that is international students attending one of Boston’s 35 colleges or the 135 tons of lobster exported through Emirates cargo.
Based on the overwhelming success of the added flights, Boston invested in an upgrade to their international terminals so they can now accommodate the double-decker Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial jet.
In 2016, Logan Airport added daily, non-stop service with Qatar Airways. Ed Freni, Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) director of aviation, said: “This is yet another affirmation of the importance of the regional economy to the global economy. People from around the world come here for education, for healthcare, for business and for fun, and we are proud that Logan Airport is New England’s gateway to the world.”
Massachusetts residents support access by the Gulf Carriers. View their letters here.