5 things to know about the expansion of Tweed-New Haven Airport



A rendering shows a $70 million expansion of Tweed New Haven Airport with new terminal and four gates. (Provided by Avports) (Avports)

(courant.com Sept 26, 2021) HARTFORD — Tweed-New Haven Airport is ramping up efforts to establish itself as Connecticut’s second major airport alongside Bradley International, with its eye on air passengers from the New Haven area and the southern half of the state. Read Full Article here.

Construction Costs Double for Tweed New Haven Airport Renovations

Connecticut Public Radio | By Jim HaddadinWalter Smith RandolphPublished September 22, 2021 at 9:43 PM EDT

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(ctpublic.org/news September 22,2021)

All summer long, the Tweed New Haven Airport Authority has said an upgrade to its existing terminal would cost in the range of $5 million. Now, that price tag has more than doubled.

The airport authority’s board of directors voted last week to increase the construction budget for the project to $11 million, citing unforeseen circumstances that drove up project costs. Read Full Article here

A voice against Tweed Airport’s expansion

Renovation, parking plans for New Haven side of Tweed airport property

(ctmirror.org Sept 3, 2021) I had the pleasure of speaking with Jorge Roberts, CEO of Avports after the recent press conference about expanding Tweed Airport. My heart was glad to be able to communicate in both Spanish and English, perhaps it was our way to try to build some bridges of understanding. You see, I have been very vocal, some might even say relentless, in my opposition to the airport expansion.Read Full Article here.

FAA approves blueprint for Tweed airport expansion

Aerial rendering of the proposed new terminal at Tweed New Haven Airport.

(ctmirror.org Sept 3, 2021) Federal aviation officials have approved the blueprint for a major expansion at Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport, clearing another hurdle in the lengthy approval process for the $70 million project. Read Full Article here.

New Haven panel recommends approval of Tweed 43-year lease deal

Mark Zaretsky Aug. 31, 2021
An artist’s rendering of a new terminal is displayed at a press conference announcing major expansion plans at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport on May 6, 2021.Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media file photo

(nhregister.com Aug. 31, 2021) NEW HAVEN — A key component of Tweed New Haven Regional Airport’s expansion plan, a 43-year lease extension for the Tweed New Haven Airport Authority, took a big step forward as the Board of Alders’ Finance Committee voted unanimously to recommend approval to the full board. Read Full Article here.

New Haven mayor to residents: Tweed not going anywhere, so ‘tough luck’

Mark Zaretsky Aug. 27, 2021 | Updated: Aug. 27, 2021 3:52 p.m.

Morris Cove resident Jules Scanley showed up at a Tweed press conference Aug. 19, 2021, to show he doesn’t support airport expansion.Mark Zaretsky / Hearst Connecticut Media

(nhregister.com Aug. 27, 2021) NEW HAVEN — Mayor Justin Elicker and Tweed New Haven Airport Authority Executive Director Sean Scanlon may never get many of the 80 people they faced this week at Nathan Hale School on board with airport expansion — and they know it.Read Full Article here.

New Haven planners OK improvements to Tweed airport terminals despite opposition

Aug. 26, 2021 mark.zaretsky@hearstmediact.com
Tweed New Haven Regional AirportHearst Connecticut Media file photo

(nhregister.com Aug. 26, 2021) NEW HAVEN — Tweed New Haven Regional Airport’s immediate plan to renovate the existing terminal and the airport’s older administration building into departure and arrival terminals, and add 271 parking spaces on what used to be the airport’s second runway, gained an important step.Read Full Article

Frustrated East Haven residents lash out over ‘no-questions’ Tweed meeting

Mark Zaretsky
Aug. 4, 2021 Updated: Aug. 5, 2021 12:26 p.m

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport Executive Director Sean Scanlon speaks to the East Haven Town Council on Aug. 4, 2021.Mark Zaretsky / Hearst Connecticut Media file photo

(nhregister.com Aug 5,2021) EAST HAVEN — You want a sure-fire way to infuriate East Haven residents?

Tell them they can’t comment on something that’s important to them — such as Tweed New Haven Regional Airport’s proposed plan to sign a 43-year management deal with Avports, lengthen the runway and build a 74,000-square-foot terminal and a new airport entrance on the East Haven side. Read Full Article here.

A crisis on our hands’: San Jose’s Reid-Hillview Airport exposes children to high lead levels, study finds

By MAGGIE ANGST | mangst@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: August 3, 2021 at 3:50 p.m. | UPDATED: August 17, 2021 at 11:44 a.m.

SAN JOSE, CA – AUGUST 3: A plane heads down the runway as it takes off at the Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. A new study concluded that during periods of high air traffic, children living near the airport experienced similar levels of lead exposure to children in Flint, Michigan during the city’s water crisis. The county is pushing to close the airport. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

The lead emissions place nearby children at an elevated risk of permanent developmental issues

(mercurynews.com August 3, 2921) Thousands of children in predominantly low-income neighborhoods near East San Jose’s Reid Hillview are at higher risk of permanent developmental issues due to lead emissions from planes flying in and out of nearby Reid-Hillview Airport, a new study has found. Read Full Article here

Borrowing to build: Tweed New Haven expansion deal comes with financial risk

Aerial rendering of the proposed new terminal at Tweed New Haven Airport.

(ctmirror.org July 28,2021) It’s been a tough stretch for the travel industry, but Tweed New Haven Airport could be poised for a comeback.

A new budget airline will begin flights from New Haven this fall, and the company that manages Tweed, Avports, is offering to spend millions to expand the airport. But records obtained by Connecticut Public show the airport is also facing new financial risks. Read Full Article here.