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February 8, 2019

TSA Sets Record With 4,239 Guns Found At Checkpoints In 2018, Including 9 At Bradley

by Shawn R. Beals | Feb 8, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Transportation | BDL

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The Transportation Security Administration discovered nine handguns at Bradley International Airport checkpoints in 2018, up from five in 2017 and part of a regional and national trend of yearly increases in the number of firearms found at airports.

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January 29, 2019

Bradley Airport Board Targets Seattle, Phoenix, Caribbean In 2019; May Consider Name Change

by Shawn R. Beals | Jan 29, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Transportation | Aviation | BDL

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Bradley International Airport leaders are pushing for flights to Seattle, Phoenix and the Caribbean this year, according to a formal set of 2019 goals adopted by the Connecticut Airport Authority board this month.

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January 24, 2019

Aviation Safety Specialists Hit The Picket Line

by Christine Stuart | Jan 24, 2019 7:30pm
Posted to: Congress | Transportation | Aviation | BDL | White House

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WINDSOR LOCKS, CT — A day after the presidents of three aviation unions warned that they had growing concerns about airway safety, members of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists were handing out leaflets explaining the risks at Bradley International Airport.

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January 17, 2019

Blumenthal Continues To Push For Unemployment Compensation for Federal Workers

by Jack Kramer | Jan 17, 2019 1:15pm
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 2:13pm
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 12:17pm
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 12:00pm
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 1:42pm
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 9:21am
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 2:20pm
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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