The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced that Boston Logan International Airport has been honored by the Airport Council International North America (ACI-NA) with the coveted "Griesbach Award of Excellence" in the 2008 Airport Concessions Contest. Logan's Terminal A was recognized for its high quality concessions program during the 2008 ACI-NA Airport Concessions Conference in Toronto.
"Our goal for Terminal A was to design a concessions program that was representative of Boston and New England and would be recognized by our customers for its local connections," said Massport's Director of Aviation Edward C. Freni. "We're honored to be recognized by ACI-NA and by our peers for our work to create a signature concessions program at Boston Logan."
Among Terminal A's concession highlights are Boston based Legal Sea Foods newest concept, Legal Test Kitchen, South Boston's 1950's style Lucky's Lounge and Game On! where sports fans can experience a bit of Fenway Park.
Judges for the 2008 Concessions Awards said Boston Logan created a concessions program that reinforces Massport's renowned standards for passenger service and provides the quintessential Boston Experience. The positioning and creative merchandise mix of retail and food service outlets throughout the terminal gives it a spacious and open feel.
Terminal A opened in 2005, receiving rave reviews for its combination of amenities and aesthetics. Terminal A was designed by Delta Air Lines and Massport to achieve LEED Certification for energy use, lighting and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies, as outlined by the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system. The building was the first airline terminal in the world to receive LEED Certification.
Boston Logan serves as the gateway to the New England region and offers nonstop service to 70 domestic and 31 international destinations and in 2007 handled 28.1 million passengers. Boston Logan is the Air Line Pilot Association's Airport of the Year for 2008 because its commitment to safety. Over the past decade, the airport has spent $4.4 billion on a modernization program that includes new terminals, parking facilities, roadways and airport concessions, and has transformed the airport into a world-class 21st Century facility.