WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — United Airlines’ inaugural flight from Bradley International Airport to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) took flight last week, marking the beginning of the seasonal service.
“Bradley International Airport is a critical piece of Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure. Every day, more and more businesses and residents are turning to the airport as their first choice for air travel,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said. “The addition of this new, direct route to San Francisco increases options for people in the region to get to where they need to go.”
Added Aileen Moriarty, United’s manager of Connecticut sales, “United is proud to offer Hartford’s only direct flight to Northern California. Hartford customers will now have more access on mainline aircraft to California, and 14 destinations in Asia and across the Pacific via SFO, United’s gateway to the Pacific.”
The service utilizes an Airbus 319 with 128 seats and will run through September 4. The outbound flight leaves Bradley at 6:25 a.m. (ET), with an arrival at SFO at 9:50 a.m. (PT). The inbound flight departs SFO at 10:45 p.m. (PT), with an arrival at BDL at 7:06 a.m. (ET) the following day. Customers can book these tickets at www.united.com.
“We have been prioritizing the expansion of West Coast service at Bradley,” Connecticut Airport Authority Executive Director Kevin Dillon said. “We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with United by adding service to San Francisco, and we are confident that our passengers will appreciate this new route and the various amenities that we have recently added at the airport.”
The San Francisco route is United’s sixth non-stop destination out of Bradley. Other routes include Chicago, Denver, Houston, Newark, and Washington D.C.