Delta Air Lines hosted an inaugural flight of its new Boston/Dublin daily non-stop service on Thursday, May 25. Festivities included Irish cupcakes, Irish music and a ribbon cutting ceremony. The daily service continues through the fall, with passengers embarking from Gate 17 at Logan’s Terminal A.
The first flight carried several members of the airlines’ Boston staff, who participated with representatives of the Irish American Partnership in a visit to Dublin’s Holy Spirit National School in Ballymun, Dublin. The school received a $5000 grant to support literacy and science programs.
The IAP’s Mary Sugrue said in a statement, “The Partnership is delighted to present this grant with Delta Air Lines in commemoration of their new Boston-Dublin route. Today we celebrate the rich historical connection between Boston and Ireland by investing in the future of the relationship- Ireland’s youth.
“We applaud Delta’s commitment to the Dublin community and look forward to working with them to promote mutual exchange between New England and Ireland.”