WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. – Aug. 27, 2013 – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy applauded the inaugural American Airlines flight to Los Angeles today at an event at Bradley International Airport. “The addition of American’s daily nonstop flight to Los Angeles gives us the ability to access another very important market that will facilitate enhanced economic activity,” said Governor Malloy. "American’s confidence in the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) and Bradley is the latest encouraging news that business and leisure travel here in Connecticut are on the upswing. It is certainly welcome news for our citizens who do business and vacation in the Western United States and beyond as well as for those business and leisure travelers coming to the Northeast.”
“American is excited to offer daily nonstop service between Bradley International Airport and our Los Angeles hub,” said Dale Morris, American’s Regional Vice President – Government Affairs. “This schedule will give customers in the Hartford area convenient access to Los Angeles and allow them to connect through this key international gateway to destinations throughout the American Airlines and oneworld® global network. We’ve been very pleased with our partnership with Bradley Airport and are excited to extend it with this new service.”
American Flight #1353 is scheduled to depart Bradley at 9:20 a.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 12:35 p.m. Inbound from Los Angeles, Flight #1354 is scheduled to depart at 11:55 p.m. and arrive at Bradley at 8:10 a.m.
“We look forward to continuing the long and mutually beneficial relationship that we have built with our partners at American Airlines,” said Mary Ellen Jones, CAA Chair. “Whenever we can expand air service options for our customers, everyone profits and so does the regional economy.”
“This new daily nonstop service will benefit Bradley travelers as we continue to enhance the overall route structure at the Airport,” said Kevin Dillon, CAA Executive Director. “Los Angeles is a very important business and leisure destination as we continue to work with a number of airlines to deliver the routes that our customers have requested.”
The CAA’s 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. 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.
About American Airlines
American Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across the globe, serving more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories. American’s fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations including important markets such as London, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. With more than 500 new planes scheduled to join the fleet, including continued deliveries of the Boeing 737 family of aircraft and new additions such as the Boeing 777-300ER and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, American is building toward the youngest and most modern fleet among major U.S. carriers. American's website, aa.com®, provides customers with easy access to check and book fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's AAdvantage® program, voted Airline Program of the Year at the 2013 Freddie Awards, lets members earn miles for travel and everyday purchases and redeem miles for flights to almost 950 destinations worldwide, as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. The airline also offers nearly 40 Admirals Club® locations worldwide providing comfort, convenience, and an environment with a full range of services making it easy for customers to stay productive without interruption. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest airlines in the world, including global brands like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN and Qantas. Together, its members serve more than 840 destinations served by some 9,000 daily flights to nearly 160 countries and territories. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir or Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol “AAMRQ” on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.