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Blumenthal Statement on AER Lingus Direct Flight from Bradley

(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement today regarding Aer Lingus’ announcement that it will offer direct service from Bradley to Dublin, Ireland:

The return of trans-Atlantic flights to Bradley is a milestone worthy of celebration—an important boost to economic development and tourism. Connecticut’s rich Irish heritage and our state’s strong exporting industry will serve Aer Lingus well as it expands its service here, a message I conveyed to the company’s leaders last year in a meeting with public officials and business leaders. I look forward to continuing to work with the Airport Authority and airlines as they seek to bring new routes to our state."