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January 14, 2019

Blumenthal Says CT Should Reassess Unemployment Benefits for Federal Workers

by Christine Stuart | Jan 14, 2019 1:13pm
Posted to: Congress | Transportation | Aviation | BDL | White House | Windsor Locks

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WINDSOR LOCKS, CT — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants to the federal government to re-open, but in the meantime he believes unpaid federal workers should be able to access unemployment benefits.

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January 11, 2019

Tweed Workers Stay On The Job Despite Shutdown

by Jack Kramer | Jan 11, 2019 3:52pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | New Haven | Aviation

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Noting that Saturday will mark the longest partial government shutdown in the country’s history, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy came to Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport Friday to try and get President Donald Trump to back down.

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January 8, 2019

Tweed Airport, East Hartford Lose Larson To Higher Ed

by Jack Kramer | Jan 8, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Local Politics | Transportation | Aviation | East Haven | New Haven

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NEW HAVEN —With its executive director leaving after a decade-long run for a high-level state position, Tweed New Haven-Regional Airport is about to enter another chapter with a yet-to-be-named new leader on board.

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December 18, 2018

Frontier Airlines Will Be Back at Bradley With Denver Route In 2019

by Shawn R. Beals | Dec 18, 2018 11:17am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Transportation | Aviation | BDL

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WINDSOR LOCKS — Frontier Airlines will return to Bradley International Airport in 2019, adding three flights a week to Denver starting March 28, officials announced Tuesday morning.

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October 5, 2018

Senate Votes to Ban E-Cigarettes on Airplanes

by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Public Health | Transportation | Aviation

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As part of a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, the Senate overwhelmingly agreed to expand a federal ban on smoking on commercial air flights to include e-cigarettes.

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November 20, 2017

More Americans, New Englanders Say They’re Traveling For Thanksgiving

by Christine Stuart | Nov 20, 2017 12:42pm
Posted to: Transportation | Aviation | BDL | DMV | Rail | Weather

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie compilation via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — An estimated 3.3 percent more Americans will be hitting the road this year for Thanksgiving than last year, according to AAA’s Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast. AAA expects the 2017 holiday weekend to see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, with 2.25 million New Englanders set to get away — an increase of 3.5 percent over last year.

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August 21, 2017

Investigation Finds Difference of ‘Management Style’

by Christine Stuart | Aug 21, 2017 2:01pm
Posted to: Labor | Legal | Transportation | Aviation

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WINDSOR LOCKS, CT — The man who is credited with saving the life of a co-worker back in 2011 accused Kevin Dillon, the head to the Connecticut Airport Authority, of creating a “hostile work environment” that caused him to resign after 26 years.

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July 20, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Pratt & Whitney Flying High With New Commercial Engine

by Peter Urban | Jul 20, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | East Hartford | Middletown | Aviation

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie WASHINGTON — Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc was all smiles Wednesday standing in front of the company’s future — a shiny new “PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine” or GTF — on display on Capitol Hill. The engine, which took the company 20 years and $10 billion to take from idea to reality, drew a steady stream of sweaty lawmakers and staff into the July heat.

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February 24, 2017

Norwegian Air Will Offer Bradley-to-Scotland Fares As Low As $65 Starting in June

by Dana Whalen | Feb 24, 2017 8:21am
Posted to: Business | Transportation | Aviation | BDL

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WINDSOR LOCKS, CT — Another low-cost airline is beginning nonstop service to Europe from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks. Promotional fares for Norwegian Air International flights to Edinburgh, Scotland will start at $65, one-way, and regular fares will be $99 one-way.

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December 21, 2016

Holiday Travel Estimated To Exceed Record

by Cara Rosner | Dec 21, 2016 11:15am
Posted to: Transportation | Aviation | DMV | Rail

AAA travel graphic A record 103 million people nationwide plan to travel for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays, according to AAA, so those heading to see family and friends this week and next will have plenty of company.

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