[Photo by Joshua Qualls/Governor’s Press Office]

Delta Air Lines officially assumed operations at all gates at Terminal A this week at Boston Logan International Airport, making it the sole operator for the first time since the terminal opened in 2005.

To celebration the occasion, Governor Charlie Baker joined Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, Massport CEO Lisa Wieland and other state and local officials, tourism leaders, and the airline’s local workforce at a special ceremony on Monday, September 23, 2019.

Governor Baker said he was “pleased to join Delta this afternoon to celebrate its increased presence in Massachusetts and its continued contributions to driving economic growth and development in the Commonwealth as it adds more flight options to and from Boston Logan Airport. Congratulations.”

Ed Bastion thanked his team of Delta workers for making Terminal A a reality. “Our team knocked it out of the park with this beautiful space,” which “would not have been possible without the 2,000 Delta Air Lines people who call our newest hub home, as they are the reason we’re Boston’s No. 1 carrier.”

As part of the celebration, Bastion announced that Delta will launch a new seasonal service to Rome and a second daily flight to Paris in 2020, along with new service to London-Gatwick and Manchester announced in August. Delta also plans to extend seasonal service between Boston and Edinburgh and Lisbon, two popular destinations added in 2019.

Delta Northeast Sales Director Charlie Schewe said in a statement, “In addition to offering the most comprehensive schedule of any U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, we’ve invested significantly in our aircraft, service and products for customers traveling between the U.S. and Europe. Now those investments are reflected on our larger gate footprint at Logan Airport as well.”

Read more about Delta’s expansion of trans-Atlantic destinations.

As New England’s primary airport, Logan International served 40.9 million passengers in 2018, and has nearly 20,000 full and part-time employees. Logan Airport currently operates direct air service to and from 77 domestic and 56 international destinations, while Worcester Regional Airport has direct service to 5 domestic destinations which provide convenient one-stop access to both US and international networks, according to Massport.

Massport is undertaking a nearly $2 billion capital plan to improve the efficiency and customer experience throughout Logan Airport, and created a Logan Forward communications campaign to keep travelers informed of the changes.

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