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 announces new routes at Bradley, that’s good news for Connecticut and the Greater Hartford regional economy. By offering additional options for airlines, routes and nonstop service, Bradley is quickly becoming the go-to for more and more travelers and tourists alike,” said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. “In turn, this increase in activity translates to new jobs, economic development and business opportunities for the state.”
“We’re pleased to add new United Express service between Houston and Hartford,” said Jim Compton, United’s vice chairman and chief revenue officer. “The new flights complement our existing service to Bradley from our Chicago, New York and Washington hubs, providing Greater Harford-area travelers with more nonstop flight options, as well as convenient connections via the Houston hub to more than 75 other destinations in Texas, the U.S. West Coast and Latin America.”
“The CAA strives to provide its travelers with access to the nation’s most desirable destinations,” said CAA Board Chair Mary Ellen Jones. “The addition of daily, nonstop United Express service to Houston provides evidence of the CAA’s focus on providing the highest level of customer service.”
“The decision by United to increase its footprint at Bradley International Airport with such a popular route is indicative of the airport’s high standing in the region,” said CAA Executive Director Kevin Dillon. “The CAA will continue exploring these types of opportunities to bolster Bradley’s offerings and connect our passengers to new adventures in our nation’s top cities.”
The flights will be operated by Mesa Airlines using Embraer 175 aircraft with 76 seats — 12 in United First and 64 in United Economy, including 16 Economy Plus extra-legroom seats. Service will begin with the first flight from Houston to Bradley at 3:40 p.m. on Oct. 15. Bradley’s inaugural departure to Houston will begin on Oct. 16 at 7:20 a.m.

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