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January 17, 2019

Blumenthal Continues To Push For Unemployment Compensation for Federal Workers

by Jack Kramer | Jan 17, 2019 12:15pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Public Safety | Transportation | BDL

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HARTFORD, CT — Surrounded by federal workers who cannot collect unemployment because they have been called back to work, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal called Thursday for an end to the practice.

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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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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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December 11, 2018

Airport Authority Discusses 2018 Bradley Success

by Shawn R. Beals | Dec 11, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Economic Development | Transportation | BDL

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The Connecticut Airport Authority is giving Executive Director Kevin Dillon high marks for 2018, a year that has brought Bradley International Airport an extension of its sole European route, a new cargo operation with 160 jobs, and an uptick in traveler numbers.

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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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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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May 16, 2016

Blumenthal Calls For Airlines To Help Reduce Long Lines At Security Checkpoints

by Steve Majerus-Collins | May 16, 2016 1:20pm
Posted to: Business | Congress | Consumer Protection | Public Safety | Transportation | Aviation | BDL

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS / CTNEWSJUNKIE To reduce sometimes lengthy lines at airport security checkpoints, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday that America’s airlines need to drop their baggage fees this summer.

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May 6, 2016

Public Health Officials Continue To Warn Against Travel to Zika-Affected Countries

by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2016 3:17pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Health Care | Public Health | Quasi-Public | BDL

Christine Stuart photo Four Connecticut residents, including one pregnant woman, have been infected by the Zika virus after traveling to Zika-affected countries.

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January 20, 2016

With A Little Help, American Airlines Restores Nonstop Service To LAX

by Christine Stuart | Jan 20, 2016 4:13pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Transportation | Aviation | BDL | Windsor Locks

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and airport officials announced Wednesday that American Airlines will once again start offering nonstop service from Bradley International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport later this year.

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January 6, 2016

Lawmaker Uncertain About Challenging FAA On Drone Regulations

by Christine Stuart | Jan 6, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Legal | Public Safety | West Haven | Aviation | BDL

shutterstock Last month the Federal Aviation Administration announced new requirements for drone registration and made a bold statement about its authority, but it’s unclear if Connecticut lawmakers will challenge the federal government when it comes to regulating unmanned flight.

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