HOW IT STARTED
HISTORY OF BOSTONAIR
The “Boston” name comes from Boston, Lincolnshire, the hometown of Sir Fred Parkes (the great grandfather of our MD, Mark Parkes). Sir Fred Parkes acquired a small fish merchant business in the 1910’s, and by 1924, had acquired The Boston Deep Sea Fishing and Ice Company which was founded in 1885.
This company ultimately became the largest privately owned fishing vessel operator in the world through acquisition and organic growth. The old Boston Company was reorganised in 1970’s due to succession in the family and the decline in fishing. The family sold the remainder of their fishing interests in the early 1980’s and Bostonair Ltd was formed in 1982 from one of the old fishing companies.
Bostonair started life as an air charter company which continued until 1998 when the company changed course to supply engineers and technicians to the aircraft industry.