In the past, overseas routes out of Logan have been leisure-oriented, concentrated in the Caribbean and Europe. The new flights focus on the needs of businesses, which increasingly work with customers and suppliers around the globe.
The Latin American economy is on the move in a big way according to Thomas Glynn, chief executive of Massport. Mexico has moved up to third on the list of Massachusetts’ trading partners. The Boston-Tel Aviv market had grown 16 percent in the last three years and Massachusetts and Israel share strong ties in the high tech, life sciences, biotech, finance, clean energy and cybersecurity industries.
Among the more recent international routes to and from Boston is an Emirates Airline to Dubai that was launched in March of this year, a Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul that started in May, and a Hainan Airlines trip to Beijing that began in June.
In light of the increase of international travelers, Boston Logan International Airport is renovating its international terminal (Terminal E). A new corridor between Terminal E and C that will make for a quicker trip across the airport for people connecting to a domestic flight will be completed by early 2015. And 30 new self-service kiosks are already in place reducing U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing times for travelers arriving in Boston from foreign destinations.
The increase of international direct fights to Boston and the improvement made at Boston Logan International Airport also benefit international attendees going to events held at our two Boston convention centers-the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and the Hynes Convention Center. Boston has great appeal for international conference attendees. Find out why by visiting the International Meetings section of our website!