As one of the nation's oldest cities, Boston is a community of firsts. Boston Common, Harvard University and the Boston Light represent just some of the "firsts" Boston is famous for across the country, and even the continent. When the Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down on the Logan Airport runways on Saturday, it was the first flight of its kind to connect New England with mainland Africa, and Corinthian Events was there to help make all the magic happen!
Planning and managing an event at an international hub is a rather logistically complex challenge. From loading in our vendors on the tarmac, to getting our video and photography teams through customs, the Corinthian team worked hand-in-hand with Massport to coordinate the post-security event. All told, we probably went through security at least 20 times!
The event kicked off when a group of attendees and press raised the Moroccan Flag to the Logan Airport rafters, joining flags of all the other nations one can reach from Logan's international terminal. Ticket counters were decorated with small Moroccan flags for all guests to take once they checked in, and traditional Moroccan Dates were served to all in the terminal that day.
Upon touchdown, the Dreamliner was greeted with the customary water cannon salute on the tarmac, celebrating its arrival and kicking off the terminal party. Inside the terminal, guests enjoyed a festive celebratory cake that carried the theme of the day's inaugural flight, as well as a candy bar, traditional Moroccan music, and photo booth!
The Moroccan press then had two days to spend in the city, during which we showed them much of what the city of Boston has to offer, from Duck Boat Tours and walks along the Freedom Trail to seafood lunches, Italian dinners, and, of course, plenty of time to shop!
We are always excited to celebrate Boston's place in the international community, and an airline's inaugural flight into our famed airport is a great way to share our heritage with theirs. The plane has already made it back to Casablanca, of course, but this is an event we will remember for some time.