WINDSOR LOCKS, CONNECTICUT – January 31, 2013 – The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is pleased to announce the launch of Apple Vacations’ seasonal weekly nonstop round trip charter service from Bradley International Airport (BDL) to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, beginning this Saturday, February 2. The flights will operate on Saturdays through March 30, 2013, as Frontier Flight #8548 departs BDL at 10:45 a.m. with the return service (Frontier Flight #8549) arriving at 7:00 p.m. The 150-seat Airbus 320 aircraft will be utilized for this seasonal charter service.
“The CAA and Bradley International Airport are pleased that Apple Vacations is offering this exciting weekly nonstop charter service to another ideal warm weather destination in Punta Cana,” comments Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “This service complements Delta Air Lines’ current seasonal weekly nonstop round trip flight to Cancun (December 15 through March 30) as well as Delta’s upcoming seasonal weekly nonstop round trip re-launch from Bradley to Orlando (February 16 through March 30). We continue to work with all of our airline partners as we strive to make Bradley International Airport ‘The Gateway to New England’ and the entire Northeast for our customers throughout the region.”
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.