November 12, 2014

Airport authority wooing Irish airline

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An Aer Lingus Airbus takes off from London earlier this year.

The Connecticut Airport Authority is hoping that an Irish airline can reestablish trans-Atlantic flights out of Windsor Locks.

In a bid to show support for flights from Bradley Airport to Dublin, the CAA will hold a reception Wednesday evening with Aer Lingus' chief strategy and planning officer.

Kevin A. Dillon, CAA's executive director, sent invitations out Monday asking members of the area's business community to attend. The Hartford Business Journal obtained a copy. In the letter, Dillon wrote that the Airport Authority is actively pursuing Aer Lingus.

"Your participation will be instrumental in highlighting the support of the local business community and demonstrating the strength of the Bradley market," Dillon wrote.

He did not immediately available for comment Wednesday morning.

Bradley has not had a trans-Atlantic flight since Northwest Airlines pulled its Amsterdam flights in 2009.

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