What comes next in Bridgeport’s plan to sell Sikorsky Airport?

While the Sikorsky Memorial Airport Commission has recommended the Connecticut Airport Authority as the next owner of the Bridgeport-owned, Stratford based airport, there are still some steps to go before the CAA takes over. Namely, the Bridgeport City Council and the Federal Aviation Administration still have to approve the transfer and $10 million sale price. Once the deal is done, Dillon said the CAA will begin work on the necessary improvements, which could cost around $62 million. These include runway and taxiway resurfacing and construction of “at least” a temporary terminal, should the CAA move to introduce commercial passenger service to the airport once again. Another piece of the negotiations are the current workers at Sikorsky. The term sheet for the sale says that all current Bridgeport employees and the airport manager, Michelle Muoio, will be offered continued employment. Dillon reiterated this sentiment again at the commission meeting Thursday.


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