Bradley officials encouraged by increase in passenger traffic

By Robin Lee Michel, For The Airport NewsOfficials believe continued growth in passenger traffic indicates that Bradley International Airport is becoming an attractive travel option in the Northeast. (Photo by Robin Lee Michel) Eight consecutive months of increased passenger traffic at Bradley International Airport have officials optimistic that the facility is becoming an attractive travel option... [Read more]

American Warrior reaches goal of flying 1,000 WWII veterans to national memorial

By Robin Lee Michel, For The Airport NewsAmerican Warriors at Bradley. (Photo by Paul Bonneau) In the course of seven years, the dreams of 1,000 World War II veterans have been fulfilled thanks to American Warrior, a nonprofit organization based in Norwich. On April 26, 78 WWII veterans and 20 Korean War veterans made the day trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the National World War II Memorial and... [Read more]

A4A says summer air travel likely to reach 6-year high

WASHINGTON — Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, projects summer 2014 air travel to rise to its highest level in six years, with a record number of passengers traveling internationally on U.S. carriers. About 210 million passengers (2.28 million per day) are expected to fly U.S. airlines from June 1 to Aug. 31, up 1.5 percent from 2013. This... [Read more]

United to begin daily nonstop service to Houston in October

WINDSOR LOCKS — The Connecticut Airport Authority has announced the debut of new daily, nonstop United Airlines service between Bradley International Airport (BDL) and Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) beginning Oct. 15. This addition to Bradley’s route structure continues the CAA’s commitment to provide its customers with a robust menu of service offerings. “Anytime an airline... [Read more]

JetBlue launches new service to Reagan Washington National

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at Reagan Washington National. (Photo courtesy of JetBlue)Gov. Dannel P. Malloy flew roundtrip between Bradley International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on June 19 to celebrate the inaugural flights in JetBlue Airways expanded service at BDL and DCA. With the addition of flights to Washington, JetBlue offers Bradley fliers nine daily departures,... [Read more]

Freddie Awards go to Southwest, American, Marriott, Hyatt

Introduced in 1988 by InsideFlyer magazine’s Randy Petersen, the Freddie Awards are named in honor of Sir Freddie Laker and have become the most prestigious member-generated awards in the travel loyalty industry. The goal of the Freddie Awards is to give voice to the frequent flyer and to honor the efforts of an industry that counts more than 300 million members. Winners of the 2014 “Freddies”... [Read more]

Tweed New Haven names manager

NEW HAVEN — Tweed New Haven Regional Airport’s acting manager, Diane Jackson, has been named to be the airport’s manager on a permanent basis. Jackson, a Tweed employee for 13 years and assistant manager for five, has served in the acting manager position for the past six months since the departure of former manager Lori Hoffman-Soares.  Read More →

New England Air Museum announces summer activities

WINDSOR LOCKS — The New England Air Museum will SOAR into the adventure, stories, simulation and science of flight this summer. Visitors will have the chance to get up close and personal with the museum’s 80 display aircraft. A variety of activities will be offered each day, including build-and-fly challenges, flight science demonstrations, the chance to sit in the cockpit, and using state-of-the-art... [Read more]

Airline baggage revenue

Airlines ranked by 2013 baggage fee revenue: Rank Airline Revenue  1. Delta $833,183,000  2. United $624,821,000  3. US Airways $527,591,000  4. American $505,697,000  5. Spirit $211,961,000  6. Southwest $143,540,000  7. Allegiant $112,453,000  8. Alaska $96,033,000  9. JetBlue $74,316,000 10. Hawaiian... [Read more]

‘Great Brochure Swap’ a success

CROMWELL — Celebrating National Tourism Week, more than 100 Tourism industry advocates from all over Connecticut convened on May 5 at Central Regional Tourism District’s “Spring/Summer Great Brochure Swap.” Representatives of attractions, hotels, restaurants and group tour companies were gearing up for tens of thousands of visitors by exchanging hundreds of visitor guides and brochures and... [Read more]

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