Massachusetts Governor Romney Dedicates Delta Air Lines’ New Terminal A at Boston Logan International Airport

Delta’s state-of-the-art facility celebrated at opening ceremony

BOSTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney today officially dedicated the new Terminal A at Logan International Airport and thanked Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) for delivering a world-class terminal for the people of Massachusetts. Governor Romney was joined by Delta Air Lines CEO Gerald Grinstein, Massport CEO Craig Coy and local elected officials as they unveiled a plaque that will be permanently displayed in the main terminal ticketing hall.

The 680,000 square-foot Terminal A is home to the full array of Delta’s domestic products, including Delta Connection, Delta Shuttle and Song, creating a seamless, more convenient travel experience for customers at Logan Airport. Terminal A opened to Delta customers on March 16, 2005, and has received rave reviews for its combination of amenities and aesthetics. From the soaring windows and open views to the convenient connections to parking facilities and Delta’s state-of-the-art technology including self-service kiosks, gate information display screens at every gate and Delta Direct phones, Terminal A provides an unparalleled level of comfort and convenience for travelers.

“The completion of this new facility complements our effort to make Boston and our entire Commonwealth a world-class destination. We want passengers to know that they are in Boston while they are in the airport even if they never set foot outside,” said Romney. “This new facility will serve as a welcome mat to hundreds of thousands of tourists who fly into Logan. For many, this terminal will be their first impression of Massachusetts, and we want it to be a good one.”

“Delta’s new Terminal A facility at Logan International Airport reflects our commitment as part of Delta’s transformation plan to make air travel faster, easier and more pleasant for customers,” said Grinstein. “Terminal A combines style with convenience so we can truly make time fly for travelers to and from Boston and New England. We are honored to be here with Governor Romney, Massport CEO Craig Coy, and Delta employees to dedicate this beautiful new terminal to the people of Boston.”

Design began in early 2000 with construction of the $400 million Terminal A commencing in May 2002. The project is a cornerstone of Massport’s $4 billion Logan Modernization Program which also includes an expanded central parking facility, streamlined roadway connections, elevated walkways connecting the terminals and parking facilities and an expanded and modernized international terminal.

“Delta has a long and successful history at Logan Airport. Looking around this terminal today, the future looks even brighter,” said Coy. “Terminal A has set the benchmark for excellence in airport terminal design and we are proud to welcome travelers to this modern marvel.”

Terminal A features unprecedented amenities and security features, including:

– A direct connection to the Central Garage and Terminal B through
climate-controlled, elevated pedestrian bridges with moving sidewalks;
– Almost three times the space of Delta’s previous locations in Terminal
B and Terminal C combined;
– One centralized security checkpoint with eight lanes to accommodate
peak customer travel periods;
– State-of-the-art technology, including 32 self-service kiosks, eight
Delta Direct phones and gate information display screens at every gate;
– A fully automated customer service center;
– Twelve fully-covered Skycap curbside check-in locations.
– New retail and concessions space featuring 28 exciting new restaurants,
bars and stores

Boston was designated as a focus city for Delta in 2004. Delta service in Boston dates back to 1933 when Boston-Maine Airways, which became Northeast Airlines, inaugurated service. Northeast Airlines merged with Delta in 1972. Today Delta, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection carriers and Song serve 22 non- stop markets, offering 98 daily departures from Boston.

Delta Air Lines is the world’s second-largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 497 destinations in 88 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

The Massachusetts Port Authority is a self-sustaining entity that operates without the use of state tax dollars. It operates Logan International Airport, The Port of Boston, the Tobin Bridge, Hanscom Field and Worcester Regional Airport.

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