1. Bradley International Airport looks to renew service to Europe from Hartford-Springfield region

    Bradley International Airport looks to renew service to Europe from Hartford-Springfield region

    When Mestek Inc. president R. Bruce Dewey has to send sales staff or engineers to Europe, just getting them to an airport that truly lives up to the name "international" is the first order of business. "We have drivers who take people to Boston or to New York City," Dewey said, explaining how international business is important for Mestek, a maker of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment. "We have also had a lot of luck flying people out of Dulles (in Washington, D.C), but then you have to first fly them to Washington."

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    1. We have drivers who take people to Boston or to New York City.
    2. What we are doing is talking to companies about their travel budgets, the number of people they send abroad and the destinations they'd like to see served.
    3. So the first one in the door can pretty much dominate the market.
    4. The passenger volumes were always there.
    5. All of the airports of our size were getting squeezed in 2012.
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