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Encyclopedia > Sikorsky Memorial Airport
Sikorsky Memorial Airport
IATA: BDR - ICAO: KBDR
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Stratford, Connecticut
Elevation AMSL 9 ft (2.7 m)
Coordinates 41° 09' N
73° 07' W
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 4,677 1,426 Asphalt
11/29 4,761 1,451 Asphalt


Sikorsky Memoral Airport (IATA: BDRICAO: KBDR) is an airport located in Stratford, Connecticut and east of Bridgeport, Connecticut. In the past, the airport was usually referred to on destination maps and flight status displays as just "Bridgeport", the largest city in Connecticut. An IATA airport code, known by the IATA as an IATA location identifier or, simply, a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ... The ICAO airport code is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Stratford is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, located on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Housatonic River. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a meter. ... The metre (Commonwealth English) or meter (American English) (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... An IATA airport code, known by the IATA as an IATA location identifier or, simply, a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ... The ICAO airport code is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Stratford is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, located on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Housatonic River. ... Nickname: The Park City Motto: Official website: www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 48th 14,371 km² 113 km 177 km 12. ...


The airport is made up of a passenger terminal, general aviation terminal, and various private hangars. The passenger terminal contains airline check-in counters and offices, three arrival/departure gates, rental car desks, and a restaurant. At one point in the 1980's, the airport was simultaneously serviced by three carriers, US Airways Express, Delta Connection, and Continental Connection. Service to the airport declined rapidly in the 1990's. Airlines complained that the short length of the runway was preventing them from flying larger planes into the airport, and reducing profit. Continental Connection discontinued service to the airport in 1994, followed soon after by Delta Connection, which ended service to Bridgeport in 1997. In November 1999, US Airways Express ended service to the airport, leaving Bridgeport with no commercial service. Service to the airport was never restored. US Airways Express is a brand name used by several airlines which provide feederliner service for US Airways from smaller markets in the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas to its major stations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, New York Citys LaGuardia Airport... Delta Connection is the name under which five regional airlines operate routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... Continental Connection is a name which four commuter carriers operate under for Continental Airlines. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


The airport has been the subject of heated debate in the communities of Stratford and Bridgeport. While the City of Bridgeport owns the airport, the majority of the property is located in Stratford. Bridgeport has constantly pushed for runway and terminal expansion, hoping to attract new service to the airport. The city has argued that service to the airport is necessary for the continued growth of Bridgeport's economy. Stratford, however, has always regarded the airport with hostility. The town has opposed runway and terminal expansion, and even when the airport was served by major carriers, pushed for strict limits on flights departing from and arriving to the airport.


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