Connecticut Wants Direct London Heathrow Flights

Connecticut Wants Direct London Heathrow Flights
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Local media has revealed that Bradley International Airport in Connecticut wants a direct route to London Heathrow. So who would serve the route?

As per the CT Insider, the airport authority wants a route that goes to the airport, but has onward connections into India.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Connecticut Wants A Direct London Heathrow Route…

Connecticut Wants Direct London Heathrow Flights
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It is understood that the process of trying to find these direct flights to London Heathrow from Connecticut is in it’s early stages.

Kevin Dillon, the director of the airport authority said the following:

“A lot of it is dependent on how much the local corporate community is willing to commit”.

“We expect this to be a multi-year effort. We are, and will be talking to a number of airlines regarding this initiative.”

So Who Would Serve The Route?

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Such information being revealed that Connecticut wants a direct London Heathrow service with onward connections to India does provide some strong hints in who they want.

Virgin Atlantic and British Airways for example service the U.S extensively, and do provide onward connections to India.

British Airways serves Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai, whilst Virgin Atlantic services Delhi, Mumbai & Bengaluru.

Virgin Atlantic would possibly be the best choice for Connecticut due to it’s codesharing and interlining agreements within India.

For instance, they have codeshare agreements with IndiGo and also have interline agreements with Air India.

Of course, at this stage, it is unclear which airline Bradley International Airport would want to go for, but with the criteria listed, it does limit the amount of providers for this.

What Next?

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What remains clear is that Bradley International Airport in Connecticut is wanting to expand on it’s international footprint.

Whilst they do have the direct Aer Lingus service to Dublin, the reasoning for London Heathrow would be less stops for passengers who are wanting to transit onwards to India.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on what the airport authority can achieve in the months and years to come with this, especially with the airport offering better attraction in the context of cost compared to Boston and New York.

But for now, all we can do is wait to see what happens in due course.

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