Bridgeport and Stratford have been at odds over the city-owned airport since the first trans-Atlantic flight. It seems that way, at least.
The city owns the airport located in Stratford. The state is poised to buy the facility to transform it into a regional transportation hub with a heavy financial investment. Stratford says don’t start your engines yet, we want a chance to buy it.
Latest from the CT Post:
Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, said he was surprised to see Hoydick’s letter on Friday.
“It is quite late in the game,” he said.
Dillon said the CAA wants to see the property developed, no matter who the owner of it is–whether that’s CAA, Bridgeport or Stratford. He noted in addition to the sale price it would take “tens of millions of dollars to bring that airport up to standards for air service operations.”
He also said that CAA has an opportunity to work with an airline carrier that has expressed interest in the property should CAA become the operator there. Should this opportunity disappear due to delays in process, CAA will no longer be interested in the airport, he said.
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