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August 30, 2016 13:35EVV News, Press Releases
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2016
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Evansville Regional Airport is adding another jet bridge to accommodate growth, making it the fifth jet bridge that the airport has added in the last four years.
“Our region has been very supportive of Evansville Regional Airport and our new airlines and routes. So, in return, we want to provide a facility that allows for on-time arrivals and departures and overall efficient operations, and this new jet bridge is one of the ways that we can help do just that,” said Doug Joest, Evansville Regional Airport Executive Director.
EVV’s newest jet bridge will be dedicated to United’s nonstop flights to Chicago. Prior to the bridge installation, United shared a jet bridge with Delta. United currently offers three daily flights during the week and two daily flights on Saturday and Sunday from Evansville to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
“The new bridge allows United and Delta to secure their own gate positions,” said Leslie Fella, Evansville Regional Airport Marketing and Air Service Director. “United’s traffic at EVV has increased, so this new jet bridge allows us to provide them the adequate space that is currently needed, while also positioning us for future air service growth.”
Fella said that jet bridges are essentially large hallways that pivot to meet an aircraft, and they adjust vertically, so that they can accommodate a Boeing 737 or other large chartered aircraft. The bridges at EVV provide electrical power and heating and air conditioning to the aircraft in one self-contained unit.
Fella said that the cost of the new jet bridge is approximately $1.5 million and was funded by the airport’s cumulative building fund.
About Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority District (EVVAD)
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