Mayor Joe Ganim is trying to persuade officials from the Federal Aviation Administration to approve runway upgrades to bring back commercial flights at the city-owned Sikorsky Memorial Airport located in Stratford. See CT Post related story here.
News release from Ganim:
Mayor Ganim took flight to Washington D.C. last week to meet with a variety of federal agencies including the FAA. The meeting with FAA officials was to discuss approvals necessary for runway improvements at Bridgeport’s Sikorsky Memorial Airport. These runway improvements are supported by state officials and federal delegation who have expressed that investment and commercial flights at Sikorsky are a win for Connecticut.
Advancements to the runways and safety zones at Sikorsky Memorial Airport will further Mayor Ganim’s vision for Bridgeport to be a transportation hub for Southwestern Connecticut, allowing residents easy access to air travel, relief of traffic congestion on our highways into New York, all while providing investment, jobs, and a positive boost to Bridgeport and the economic potential of the region.
Mayor Ganim stated, “The FAA’s approval for these safety zones will allow us to seek and retain private investment that will make Sikorsky, and Bridgeport a transportation center for Southwestern Connecticut. That’s why we are working so hard, that’s why we were in Washington–to make it happen here–in Bridgeport.”