Airports

In CT2030, passengers flying in and out of Bradley International Airport will be able to connect seamlessly to the CTrail Hartford Line and the rest of Connecticut.  Perhaps the most transformative enhancement of CT2030 is a fully functioning regional airport in South-Central CT.  Together with the FAA, the state will embark on an objective selection process to transform either Tweed (New Haven) or Sikorsky (Bridgeport/Stratford) into a regional airport offering up to 30 daily destination and/or connecting flights to major economic hubs across the country.  Similar to the intermodal design for Bradley, the selected airport for expanded regional flights will also be connected through public transit.  Overseen by the Governor, an objective selection process will engage all stakeholders at all levels to determine which airport will be selected and developed for increased service.


CT2030 Airports

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Bradley International Airport Vision
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Bradley Airport Splash

A new Hartford Line station directly connects Bradley to all points North and South of the airport, improving accessibility. CT2030 connects BDL by rail, similar to other large airports around the country. This will lead to more passengers, fuller flights, and more interest in expansion from new and existing carriers.

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Windsor Locks: BDL Transportation Center (New Rental Car Return Station)

Project in Progress, Estimated Project Cost: $210 Million

Funding Source: Connecticut Airport Authority

Windsor Locks: Transit Link to Hartford Line Windsor Locks Station

Start: TBD, Estimated Project Cost: $100 Million

Benefits: Expanded access to CT’s busiest airport, fewer travelers using cars to arrive at the airport

Funding Source:  Connecticut Airport Authority

Tweed or Sikorsky Vision

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Economic growth is one of the major goals with CT2030, and Connecticut has the rare opportunity to develop a fresh facility with the capability of handling up to 30 flights per day. The vision is for either Tweed or Sikorsky Airport to emerge in the coming years as a prime candidate to house multiple carriers and fly to destinations like Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Baltimore, Charlotte and beyond. This airport would connect some of the state’s most important institutions of higher education, and Connecticut-based companies to destinations all over the United States. This investment would show how Connecticut is open for business by actively trying to connect cities like Stamford, Bridgeport, and New Haven to a new travel hub.

The process to secure an airport must be done carefully and methodically with robust input from residents in the communities near each airport, the business communities in both locations, and the state must obtain as much data and information as possible in order for an informed decision to be made. This process will be led by the governor’s office with guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington.