With flights from Boston to Kochi with Qatar Airways, you can travel to one of the great cities of southwest India in luxurious style and comfort. As well as a range of delicious cuisine, you will be offered a selection of premium-quality services throughout your journey, all designed to enhance your customer experience. Attentive cabin crew look after your every need, providing a standard of service that is second to none.
Kochi has been a bustling trading port since 1341 when Chinese, European and Arab merchants operated of the new harbour created by a flood.
In the old settlement complex of Fort Kochi, you can still see the great cantilevered Chinese fishing nets arcing into the sky and stroll around colonial-era bungalows with tiled flooring. Princess Street is a chic thoroughfare lined with trendy cafés and bookshops, as well as galleries and boutique outlets and is one of the oldest streets in Kochi.
Logan International Airport in Boston is the largest airport in New Hampshire and serves the north east of the United States, including the Boston metropolitan area.
It is both a U.S. and international transport hub, connecting to destinations across the United States and beyond. The emphasis is on the passenger experience, and customers flying from Boston with Qatar Airways will find this to be a quietly efficient and welcoming airport, making it a pleasant place to start any journey.
Transportation and parking
Logan International Airport is well served by public transport, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority runs a metro service right into the heart of the airport.
Buses also run by the MBTA and the Silverline service run into the centre of Boston, with a journey time of between 20-30 minutes, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions. The Boston Water Taxi runs to and from Logan Dock, and is a pleasant alternative to overland transport. Taxis are easily arranged by your hotel concierge and a limousine service can also be pre-booked.
At the airport
Customers flying from Boston with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal E, also known as the John A. Volpe International Terminal. Departures leave from the third level, while level 2 is for passport control.
Several lounges are available for customers, including First class and Business class executive lounge areas. As with all U.S. airports, security is incredibly tight, so allow extra time to check-in and clear security and customs checks.
Facilities and amenities
Logan International Airport has excellent facilities, and thanks to recent upgrades these are now regarded as some of the best in the U.S. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, with good, stable connectivity.
Conference facilities are provided by the on-site hotels, and the Boston Convention Center is just 5km from the airport. Restaurants and cafés provide an excellent selection of food and beverage, including international cuisine, on-the-go snacks as well as drinks and fast food.
Shopping and retail is good, with Duty Free available and a selection of outlets selling fashion, jewellery and luxury goods. Other amenities include baby-changing facilities, a public art space and kids’ play areas in some terminals.
Think of Kochi and the iconic image that springs to mind are the unique ‘Chinese fishing nets’ that line the harbour. But this bustling city is much more than simply a fishing port, and is one of the main tourist destinations in India.
Book a flight to Kochi with Qatar Airways and you’ll have the opportunity to explore this diverse city for yourself. A medieval city founded on the spice trade, modern Kochi is today a thriving commercial and technology centre too, representing India’s willingness to embrace and blend both its modern and traditional culture.
The Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi are a fabulous photo opportunity, particularly at sunset. But Kochi also has plenty of other attractions to entertain visitors. Everywhere you look you will see reminders of the city’s colonial past, including Princess Street, that is packed full of authentic European architecture.
In Fort Kochi you will also find the world’s only international pepper exchange, proving just how important this spice was and still is to the city. The Dutch Palace in Palace Road is a relic of the Dutch East India Company’s influence on the region, and throughout the city you will see Dutch influences alongside the colonial splendour of some of the British Raj buildings.
To find out more about the history of this eclectic city, visit the Hill Palace Museum, originally the Kochi Maharaja's palace and now the largest archaeological palace in South India. It includes the Cochin Royal Crown and Crown Jewels (be aware that security is understandably very tight around this section of the exhibition!). The palace/museum is surrounded by lush gardens patrolled by peacocks.
Flights to Kochi with Qatar Airways land at Cochin International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Kochi please check the visa and passport requirements.