NEWINGTON, CONNECTICUT (October 30, 2009) – The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and Bradley International Airport (BDL) are delighted to join Southwest Airlines in celebrating the air carrier’s 10 years of service at BDL. Over the past decade, Southwest has brought its own special brand of customer service as the airline has carried almost 11,000,000 passengers to and from Bradley.
ConnDOT Commissioner Joseph F. Marie notes, “Southwest gets it; the air carrier has been a tremendous addition and asset to the economic development of the region, as evidenced by last week’s announcement of its new Bradley-Denver daily non-stop service. Congratulations on your continued success.”
State-owned and operated Bradley International Airport is the second largest in New England and serves an extensive geographical area, as its customer base covers the entire Northeast including Western Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. According to the most recent economic impact analysis, Bradley contributes $4 billion in economic activity to the State of Connecticut and the surrounding region, representing $1.2 billion in wages and 18,000 full-time jobs.