‘Quality of life will be impacted’: Tweed New Haven Airport master plan update in officials’ and residents’ bullseye

Giacomini and other area residents and officials offered opinions during a presentation on the soon-to-be final version of the airport’s 20-year master plan update — with proposals to move the airport’s main entrance and terminal to the East Haven side and extend the main runway from 5,600 feet to 6,635 feet. The master plan is anticipated to gain final FAA approvals by early summer. The airport is owned by New Haven but straddles the New Haven-East Haven border, with much of its private aviation side — plus the proposed new terminal and entrance locations — located in the town. The airport, which lost service from its one commercial airline, American, which formerly offered multiple flights a day to Philadelphia and one flight a week to Charlotte, N.C., for about a month before the last stimulus bill resulted in American restoring flights to Philly, actually ended the year with 11,400 enplanements, a consultant for the airport said later.


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