WINDSOR LOCKS, CONNECTICUT – December 14, 2012 – The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is pleased to announce the re-launch of Delta Air Lines’ seasonal weekly nonstop round trip service from Bradley International Airport to Cancun beginning this Saturday, December 15th. The flights will operate on Saturdays through March 30, 2013, as Delta Flight #497 which departs BDL at 8:32 a.m. with the return service (Delta Flight #498) arriving at 5:39 p.m. Either the 160-seat Boeing 737-800 or the 150-seat Airbus 320 aircraft will be utilized for this seasonal service which Delta has operated every year to/from Bradley since 2008.
“The CAA and Bradley International Airport are excited that Delta Air Lines has again decided to offer this attractive weekly nonstop service to a great warm weather destination in Cancun,” comments Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “We continue to work with all of our airline partners as we strive to make Bradley International Airport ‘The Gateway to New England’ and beyond for our customers throughout the Northeast.”
Bradley International Airport is the second largest airport in New England and serves an extensive geographic area, with a customer base that 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.
The CAA was established in 2011 to develop, improve, and operate Bradley and the state’s five general aviation airports (Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford, and Windham). The CAA Board consists of 11 members with a broad spectrum of experience in aviation-related and other industries as well as government. The goal of the CAA is to make Connecticut’s airports, specifically BDL, more attractive to new airlines and bring in new routes, which supports Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.