Showing posts with label Boston. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boston. Show all posts

Saturday 19 August 2023

Boston’s nautical history inspires Delta Sky Club’s luxurious new BOS-E lounge

Delta Sky Club is anchoring its newest lounge at Boston-Logan Airport in the city's nautical history, offering sweeping views of the historic harbour and a 21st-century skyline. The nearly 21,000-square-foot Club, which seats more than 400 guests, will operate on the international E Concourse alongside two Clubs on Concourse A.

The lounge design takes inspiration from the famous harbour itself, incorporating colours and textures reminiscent of Boston’s nautical history.  

The Club’s washed oak motif nods to the weathered wood of a ship, giving customers the feel of being aboard a classic sailing vessel. Even the shape of the Club mimics the graceful curvature of a sailboat; its elongated profile complements the building’s architecture and is divided by wood and metal arches that transform the expansive square footage into intimate, inviting spaces. A calming colour palette with accents of navy, teal and terracotta pulls from the signature brick of the Boston skyline, paired with a gradient sunset over the jewel-toned harbour. 

Perhaps the most eye-catching element of the Club is the premium bar, which features a layered, champagne-toned mesh ceiling overhang and a dramatic backlit beverage display.  

Guests of the lounge will enjoy premium food and beverage options that Delta Sky Club customers have come to know and love. In addition to the seasonally inspired selection of fresh items served at the buffet, the BOS-E Club will serve regional specialities like New England clam chowder and Boston-based Necco candy wafers. 

The lounge is outfitted with a variety of seating options — including six soundproof phone booths — to accommodate customers looking to work, socialize or simply take in the views. Club restroom amenities have been optimized for guest comfort and privacy and include a family room and five shower suites (two of which are ADA compliant). In addition, this space was designed with sustainability in mind – the Club is LEED-Silver certified.  

“While no two lounges are alike, the layout and Boston-inspired details in this Club make it feel truly one-of-a-kind,” said Claude Roussel, Managing Director – Delta Sky Club. “From the moment our guests enter the lounge, we want them to feel transported — not just by curated design, but by the care and hospitality they experience from our ambassadors.” 

Beginning Aug. 15, the E Concourse Club will be open to customers from 1:30-10:45 p.m. (the lounge closes at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesdays).  

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Boston’s number 1 airline pushes its Northeast and Transatlantic growth strategies by becoming the only carrier to fly daily between New England and two London airports

New York's hometown airline and Boston's number 1,  JetBlue pushes forward with the next stage of its Northeast growth plans with the news that it will start service from Boston to both London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

A new nonstop service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) takes off from the U.S. on July 19, 2022, followed the month after by a service to London Heathrow which starts on August 22nd, 2022.

London is the largest nonstop market not currently served by JetBlue in Boston and is among the most requested destinations from the airline’s large Boston customer base. With service to Heathrow and Gatwick, JetBlue becomes the only airline to fly between New England and London’s two largest and busiest airports.

“Our strategy of flying to both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports has been a success for us in New York, and we’ve secured slots to be able to do the same in Boston, becoming the only airline in New England offering flights to London’s two main airports,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “Our London service has been an incredible success so far and we’ve been able to go in with our unbeatable JetBlue service and experience and bring down fares on a traditionally overpriced route – the JetBlue Effect in action. We’re ready to do the same at Logan as we advance our growth strategies in both Boston and London.”

Flights on both Gatwick and Heathrow routes will operate daily on JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft with 24 redesigned Mint suites, 114 core seats and the sleek and spacious Airspace cabin interior. The A321LR platform – offering the range of a wide-body but with the economics of a single-aisle aircraft – allows JetBlue to effectively compete with the airline’s award-winning service and attractive fares on flights between Boston and London.

JetBlue is Boston’s largest airline and will operate approximately 150 daily departures and offer more seats than any other carrier at Logan this summer. JetBlue also serves more nonstop destinations than any other airline in Boston with nearly 70 nonstop routes across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. The airline’s New England focus city is home to nearly 4,000 crewmembers and JetBlue plans to hire more this year.

“JetBlue has been a great partner to Logan for many years and we are excited that they are launching two London - Boston services this summer,” said Massport’s Director of Aviation Ed Freni. “These new flights give our passengers even more choice when they cross the Atlantic.”

JetBlue’s transatlantic service in Boston builds on the success of the airline’s flights between New York and London, which first launched in August 2021 with Heathrow service, followed by Gatwick service in September 2021. JetBlue’s entrance into the transatlantic market introduced a long overdue, new era of customer-focused, low-fare travel for leisure and business travellers. With the expansion of transatlantic service in Boston, JetBlue is set to bring even more affordable fares and incredible service to customers with up to four daily flights between the U.S. and the U.K.

“We are thrilled to hear of JetBlue’s further expansion into London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports with its service from Boston,” said Gavin Landry, executive vice president, The Americas, VisitBritain. “With international travel on the rise and the removal of all travel restrictions to Britain, we know travellers across the US are eager to return to Britain and experience all that is waiting for them. Now, with JetBlue’s new routes and VisitBritain’s messages of welcome and reassurance, it is time to share the stories of Another Side of Britain, made up of our vibrant and diverse cities, renowned heritage, and contemporary culture, and so much more.”

With more JetBlue flying at both Heathrow and Gatwick, JetBlue is giving customers on both sides of the Atlantic greater choice between the two airports. JetBlue will also continue growing a meaningful transatlantic U.K. customer base with diversified flying at two London airports. This strategy is consistent with JetBlue’s successful multi-airport approaches in U.S. metropolitan regions like New York, Los Angeles and South Florida.

Additionally, JetBlue’s transatlantic service in Boston opens up a variety of all-new connecting markets in the U.S. not previously available through New York. Business and leisure travellers flying to or from cities including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore and Pittsburgh can now enjoy JetBlue’s industry-leading transatlantic experience and attractive fares with convenient connections through Boston.

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Saturday 1 June 2019

CLEAR Lands at Boston Logan International Airport

Photo CBS Local Boston
CLEAR, the secure identity company using biometrics to build a frictionless and secure world, is now available at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), the primary airport serving New England. With CLEAR, members travelling through Terminal A can get through the security checkpoint quickly and easily so they can get to their flight faster or enjoy extra time in the terminal. Logan is the 29th airport and 47th location in CLEAR’s growing nationwide network.

Sunday 21 April 2019

Korean Air starts Boston service

Korean Air, with its joint venture partner Delta Air Lines, launched non-stop flights between Boston and Seoul on April 12th. 

“Korean Air is the largest Transpacific airline and we’ve been eyeing Boston for a long time,” said the airline’s Vice President of Marketing, John Jackson. “It makes sense, with our Delta joint venture, to start service there now. Delta is growing fast in Boston and adding an Asia flight will help them solidify their position as Boston’s number 1 global airline.”

Sunday 7 April 2019

Hawaiian Airlines starts Boston service - the longest interstate route

US aviation history was made earlier this week, when Hawaiian Airlines operated flight 90 for the first time between  Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), becoming the US' longest interstate route!

Now its the turn of New England to say Aloha to a direct link to the Hawaiian islands five times each week.  aloha to New England.

As the world’s best premium leisure-destination airline, Hawaiian’s newest nonstop route opens a rainbow of possibilities to the Northeast region thawing out from another winter. It also gives Hawai‘i residents convenient access to more of the East Coast. In commemoration of the city of Boston's deep history and Hawaiian Airlines' 90th year of operation, the carrier numbered its Honolulu to Boston flight HA90.

Thursday 4 April 2019

Delta to introduce two new flights to London Gatwick

The US mega carrier Delta has confirmed the next stage in its global domination programme will be the introduction of two new international flights. The airline is starting nonstop service from Boston's Logan International Airport and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to London's Gatwick Airport which will begin next summer and are in partnership with Virgin Atlantic, of which Delta is the majority owner.

London Gatwick Airport will be the eighth nonstop trans-Atlantic destination from Boston on Delta and its partners, who together offer up to 13 daily flights between Boston and Europe. In New York, the additional flight adds to Delta and Virgin's combined eight daily flights to London-Heathrow – and three additional daily flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester – from Delta's JFK hub.

Delta and its joint venture partners together offer their customers the most transatlantic flights and seats out of the northeast United States.

Monday 7 January 2019

JetBlue Reflects on 15 Years of Operations in Boston

Since its arrival in Boston in 2004, JetBlue has played an instrumental role in transforming air travel for the Commonwealth and customers travelling through Boston Logan International Airport. JetBlue, which today celebrates its 15th anniversary of operations at Logan, has significantly grown its footprint in the market, leading the way in the number of nonstop destinations served, customers carried and total daily departures.

As Boston’s largest carrier, JetBlue is on track to serve Logan customers with 200 daily departures in the coming years.