WINDSOR LOCKS, CONNECTICUT – April 11, 2013 – The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is pleased to announce nonstop round trip service from Bradley International Airport (BDL) to Los Angeles (LAX) beginning August 27th. The daily flight is scheduled to depart BDL at 9:05 a.m. and arrive in LAX at 12:20 p.m. Inbound from LAX, the flight will depart at 12:05 a.m. and arrive at BDL at 8:15 a.m.
“This is great news for Connecticut and our economy. The ability to access another very important market will facilitate enhanced economic activity. I’ve made the resurgence of Bradley International Airport a priority and it’s good to see that this effort is paying dividends,” said Governor Dannel P. Malloy.
Mary Ellen Jones, Chair of the CAA, noted, “We are thrilled that American Airlines has chosen to make this investment in Bradley International Airport. The CAA believes Bradley International Airport is a vital economic engine and this exciting announcement goes a long way in helping to fulfill this role. Nonstop service to the West Coast has been one of the CAA’s primary goals, and we are delighted that American Airlines has partnered with us to make this service a reality.”
American Airlines is significantly expanding service to and from Los Angeles from a number of domestic destinations. Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the CAA said, “This service is a great addition to our menu of non-stop destinations. We are committed to building our route structure here at Bradley International Airport and delivering the services our customers need.”
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 International Airport 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 International Airport 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 Bradley International Airport, more attractive to new airlines and bring in new routes, which supports Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.