BOS Logan Airport Raises Qatar’s Flag in Official Ceremonial Welcome
Boston’s Logan International Airport marked Qatar Airways’ new route to Boston with an exclusive flag-raising ceremony in honour of the airline’s recently launched daily, non-stop service to the city. The ceremony also included the playing of the Qatari national anthem and the United States’ national anthem.
Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, travelled to Boston and led a delegation from the airline, and was met byThomas P Glynn, Massport Chief Executive Officer and Edward Freni, Massport Director of Aviation, with a red carpet welcome, followed by a flag raising ceremony in the departures zone.
The ‘Gallery of Flags’ is unique to Boston Logan International Airport in that it marks the countries of all carriers that fly from the international terminal E. A total of 33 countries have flags raised and Qatar Airways is the latest to receive the official welcome, with the State of Qatar’s flag now on display.
Major William N Christianson, Massport Director of Aviation Security and Pat Moscaritolo, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) joined the official delegation for the playing of both nations’ national anthems, and the flag raising ceremony.
Several officials from the airline, Massport officials and travellers all witnessed the occasion in the departures area at Boston’s Logan airport.