State Partnership Poises Bridgeport’s Underutilized Airport To Take Flight

From Alexander Soule, CT Post

“We at Bradley have spent a fair amount of marketing dollars down in Fairfield County, and while we’ve been able to attract some of the activity up here, the vast majority of folks are still going down to New York,” said Kevin Dillon, CEO of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “We do feel Sikorsky has a very complementary market to the Bradley market.”

In a Tuesday statement, Mayor Joe Ganim said he expects the investments to pay off “with more professionals seeking alternative options at Sikorsky” in his words, while noting the city’s rail and ferry hubs.

… Dillon said there is no plan to extend Sikorsky’s longest runway, which is less than 4,800 feet in length. While that is far too short to accommodate the Boeing 737-700 jets operated by Avelo, it is sufficient length for smaller passenger planes made by Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer, all of which use engines from Pratt & Whitney, based in East Hartford.

Full story here.



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