STRATFORD, Conn. -- If you left your heart in the City by the Bay, fetching it out of Bradley International Airport will be possible this summer when United Airlines begins its seasonal direct flight service to San Francisco.
Starting June 8 and running through Sept. 5, the flight offers business commuters and tourists another option when traveling to the Greater Hartford area.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, officials from the Connecticut Airport Authority, and representatives from United Air made the announcement Wednesday.
“It is undeniable that we are witnessing a period of significant growth at Bradley International Airport with the addition of yet another nonstop route to another major hub,” Malloy said.
“What I hope everyone understands with these ongoing developments is that adding more airlines and more routes open the door for increased economic opportunities for business travelers who see Hartford as a destination where their companies can do business with even more convenience."
"This is exactly why I pushed for the creation of the Connecticut Airport Authority several years ago, because we see Bradley as a key economic driver in our region. We will continue utilizing the airport as yet another resource to grow jobs and increase business activity in Connecticut.”
The service will use an Airbus 319 with a 128-seat configuration. It will operate from June 8 to Sept. 5, with at outbound flight leaving Bradley at 6:30 a.m., with an arrival at San Francisco Oakland Airport at 9:46 a.m. The inbound flight will depart San Francisco at 10:30 p.m., with an arrival at Bradley at 6:53 a.m.
Last year Bradley added nonstop flights on Spirit Airlines to Myrtle Beach, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale; Aer Lingus service to Dublin, Ireland; American Airlines service to Los Angeles; United Airlines service to Denver; and OneJet service to Pittsburgh.
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