The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) said it has received operating certificates from the Federal Aviation Administration, which gives it control over the management, development and operation of Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks and five state-owned airports.
The announcement symbolizes the completion of a transfer of power from ConnDOT to the CAA, which was created in 2011 with the goal of providing faster responses to the needs of airlines and businesses.
"Working together with Gov. Malloy and the CAA board, we are excited about capitalizing on additional opportunities to continue to enhance business development throughout Connecticut and the surrounding region," Kevin A. Dillon, executive director of the new agency, said in a statement.
Dillon said he and the authority's 11-member board aim to bring new airlines and new routes to Bradley and the other airports in Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford and Windham.