19 OCTOBER 2015


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Article from BTNews 19 OCTOBER 2015

Aer Lingus eyes Connecticut

New air services between Ireland and Connecticut are expected to be announced soon by Aer Lingus. At the US end, the flights would use Bradley International Airport, which serves the Hartford/Springfield region.

Devon Puglia, a spokesman for Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said in an email statement: “We have fought aggressively to add a transatlantic flight to Bradley airport. It's our hope that will be a reality.”

Also in the mix is Norwegian, where an official was reported as saying that airline was “highly likely” to begin offering non-stop flights between Bradley International and European cities in 2017.

The airport has been seeking to restore international services for some time. Northwest operated non-stop flights between Bradley and Amsterdam from June 2007 – September 2008, but pulled of the route when fuel prices rose and the recession hit business travel.

Bradley has been undergoing a three-phase renovation and expansion programme announced in 2012, including an US$18 million project that started in July to demolish and replace the former Terminal B.

Aer Lingus, now part of the International Airline Group (IAG), already serves Logan International Airport in Boston and John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York. Norwegian operates from Bergen and Copenhagen to JFK.  www.aerlingus.com    www.norwegian.com   www.bradleyairport.com

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