CAA Celebrates American Airlines' Nonstop Service from Bradley Airport to Los Angeles

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy applauded the inaugural American Airlines flight to Los Angeles today at an event at Bradley International Airport.  “The addition of American’s daily nonstop flight to Los Angeles gives us the ability to access another very important market that will facilitate enhanced economic activity,” said Governor Malloy.  "American’s confidence in the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) and Bradley is the latest encouraging news that business and leisure travel here in Connecticut are on the upswing.  It is certainly welcome news for our citizens who do business and vacation in the Western United States and beyond as well as for those business and leisure travelers coming to the Northeast.”


          “American is excited to offer daily nonstop service between Bradley International Airport and our Los Angeles hub,” said Dale Morris, American’s Regional Vice President – Government Affairs.  “This schedule will give customers in the Hartford area convenient access to Los Angeles and allow them to connect through this key international gateway to destinations throughout the American Airlines and oneworld® global network.  We’ve been very pleased with our partnership with Bradley Airport and are excited to extend it with this new service.”

          American Flight #1353 is scheduled to depart Bradley at 9:20 a.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 12:35 p.m.  Inbound from Los Angeles, Flight #1354 is scheduled to depart at 11:55 p.m. and arrive at Bradley at 8:10 a.m.

          “We look forward to continuing the long and mutually beneficial relationship that we have built with our partners at American Airlines,” said Mary Ellen Jones, CAA Chair.  “Whenever we can expand air service options for our customers, everyone profits and so does the regional economy.”

          “This new daily nonstop service will benefit Bradley travelers as we continue to enhance the overall route structure at the Airport,” said Kevin Dillon, CAA Executive Director.  “Los Angeles is a very important business and leisure destination as we continue to work with a number of airlines to deliver the routes that our customers have requested.”

            The CAA’s Bradley International Airport is the second largest airport in New England and serves an extensive geographic area, with a customer base that covers the entire Northeast, including Western Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.  According to the most recent economic impact analysis, Bradley International Airport contributes $4 billion in economic activity to the state of Connecticut and the surrounding region, representing $1.2 billion in wages and 18,000 full-time jobs.

            The CAA was established in 2011 to develop, improve, and operate Bradley International Airport and the state’s five general aviation airports.  The CAA Board consists of 11 members with a broad spectrum of experience in aviation-related and other industries as well as government.  The goal of the CAA is to make Connecticut’s airports, specifically Bradley International Airport, more attractive to new airlines and bring in new routes, which supports Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.