5 nonstop international airlines in 2 years
Within the past two years, Boston Logan Airport has added five nonstop international services reaching Tokyo, Panama City, Dubai, Istanbul, and Beijing. This move will not only save Bostonians the hassle of rushing to the right terminal in short layovers, but also boost tourism and consumption spending in Beantown.
According to Pat Moscaritolo, President and CEO of Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, $2.1 billion is spent by international visitors out of the estimated $12 bilion spent annually by visitors to Boston.
“Boston is especially attractive to international visitors because of the world-class universities, medical centers, historic and cultural landmarks, and best walking-accessible shopping of any international destination,” Moscaritolo said.
The first nonstop airline between Boston and Tokyo started in April 22, 2012. This 14-hour flight by Japan Airlines takes you directly to the Narita Airport in Tokyo, the heart of Japan. Next
Tourists can now visit Japan without any layovers. Pictured, tourists stroll around a square in front of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Next
In July 2013, Copa Airline began offering daily nonstop service between Boston and Panama City. This was Boston’s first nonstop service to Latin America. “The arrival of Copa Airlines and their nonstop service from Boston to Latin America not only connects our many diverse residents and visiting students to their families, but also increases our global presence in business and tourism,” Mayor Thomas Menino said at a press conference in 2013. Next
Poised as the junction between North and South America, Panama offers not only spectacular beaches and wildlife, but also historical sites and lively nightlife. Next
Emirates Airline began the daily service between Boston and Dubai on March 10, 2014. Boston is the eighth US destination for Emirates.
In picture, workers watch as the first Emirates Airline flight arrives at Logan International Airpor. Next
Dubai witnessed rapidly growing skylines over the past 30 years. In picture, Burj Al-Arab hotel, the world’s tallest and only seven-start hotel, stands on an artificial island. Next
Turkish Airline started flying between Boston and Istanbul in May 2013. This 10½-hour flight served daily is Logan Airport’s only nonstop service to the Middle East. Next
Sitting between Asia and Europe, Turkey is a melting pot of culture and people. Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, beautifully captivates its historic traditions and blends in modern practices at the mean time. Next
With the large influx of Chinese students heading to Boston to study, and a growing demand for business travels as well as leisure trips, Hainan Airline will offer nonstop service from Boston to Beijing starting in June 2014. In academic year 2011-2012, 194,029 students from China were studying in the United States, according to the Institute of Higher Education. Next
The political center of China, Beijing preserves most of China’s physical and cultural heritage. From the Forbidden City to Tiananmen Square to the financial district, Beijing presents the many sides of China in the 21st century. Back to the beginning
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