BOSTON – The Massachusetts Port Authority recently launched a brand-new massport.com website which features interactive maps and wayfinding, brings flight information onto the home page, and offers users a wealth of information on our ownership and operation of Boston Logan International Airport, the container cargo and cruise passenger terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport, and our real estate development projects around the harbor. In addition to the interactive maps of each terminal, the new website features a GetUthere application which provides mapping and directions from any location to any Massport facility or tenant of Massport with information on different modes of transportation from private vehicle to Logan Express bus and from taxi to water shuttle.
The site uses Google translate to present information in more than 50 different languages.
With a clean look, eye-catching photos, video and graphics, the site has an airy feel and fly-up navigation menus are designed to extend up over photographs, rather than rolling down and obscuring text.
“In an increasingly wired world, nothing is more important for customer service than an easily accessible, highly accurate and reliable website,’’ said Thomas J. Kinton Jr., CEO & Executive Director of the Massachusetts Port Authority. “This new version of massport.com is our front door on the Internet and we trust our customers find it as welcoming and exciting as we do.’’
The new massport.com is the fourth generation website for the authority, which first launched a website in 1996. The new site replaces a 10-year-old award-winning version that receives 4.5 million visitors a year with approximately 90 percent of them seeking flight status information. Massport personnel worked closely with Fuseideas, a Somerville-based company with offices in Prague, to develop the new website. Fuseideas was awarded a $720,000 contract in late 2008 to build a new site. Content was created, updated and rewritten by Massport.
Boston Logan, 15 minutes from the intersection of Route 128 and I-90 and five minutes from downtown Boston, serves as the gateway to the New England region and offers nonstop service to 70 domestic and 31 international destinations and in 2008 handled 26.1 million passengers. Boston Logan is the Air Line Pilot Association’s Airport of the Year for 2008 because of its commitment to safety. Over the past decade, the airport spent $4.5 billion on a modernization program that includes new terminals, parking facilities, roadways and airport concessions, and has been transformed into a world-class 21st Century facility. The airport generates $7 billion in total economic impact each year.
You can find us on Facebook at facebook.com/bostonlogan or facebook.com/cruiseportboston and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/bostonlogan or twitter.com/cruiseboston, and of course, on the all-new massport.com
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) operates Boston Logan International Airport, the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $8 billion annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England. For more information please visit massport.com.