New Jet Bridge Installed at Evansville Regional Airport

Evansville Regional Airport is excited to add another jet bridge to better accommodate the growth in flights and passengers and to also allow for future growth

July 13, 2016 09:02

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Leslie Fella
Evansville Regional Airport 
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EVANSVILLE, Ind., July 12, 2016 - Evansville Regional Airport (EVV) adds fifth jet bridge

  • Evansville Regional Airport is excited to add another jet bridge to better accommodate the growth in flights and passengers and to also allow for future growth.    
  • The newest jet bridge is projected to be fully installed and operational as early as next week.
  • EVV’s newest jet bridge will be dedicated to United’s nonstop flights to Chicago.
  • With the increased passengers, airport officials suggest that everyone arrive no later than an hour before their domestic flights; two hours before international flights to allow plenty of time for TSA Screening and checked luggage. 
  • EVV is always pursuing additional flights, and the best way to do so, is for the region to continue using the existing flights in an effort to demonstrate to the airline industry that there is a strong market in the region.

What are jet bridges?

  • 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.
  • A jet bridge provides electrical power and heating and air conditioning to the aircraft in one self-contained unit.
  • The jet bridges are more wheelchair friendly, and really just provide an all-around safer and better way for people to get on and off of an airplane; also protecting them from the weather.

How many jet bridges total does Evansville Regional Airport currently have?

  • Five – four were added in 2012; the newest installed this summer.

 

Evansville Jet Bridge

More about Evansville Regional Airport

  • Today, the three legacy carriers that serve EVV, American, Delta and United, connect us to the world with nonstop flights to five major hubs (Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, Detroit and Dallas) daily, providing our passengers connectivity with one-stop service to hundreds of competitive-priced domestic and international destinations. And our newest airline, low-cost carrier Allegiant, provides nonstop flights to Orlando/Sanford twice a week.
  • According to the Economic Survey completed by the Aviation Association of Indiana in 2012, Evansville Regional Airport generates over $900 million in economic benefits annually.

 

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About Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority District (EVVAD)
The Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority District (EVAAD) owns and operates Evansville Regional Airport. The EVAAD also owns Thunderbolt Golf Course and leases other buildings and parcels of land around the airport. In all, the airport authority owns and maintains approximately 1,700 acres, with total property employment exceeding 500 employees. Evansville Regional Airport is served by all three legacy carriers – American Airlines, Delta and United, and low-cost carrier Allegiant, which connect passengers to hundreds of competitive-priced domestic and international destinations daily via direct flights to five top-rate hub cities – Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Charlotte and Chicago, as well as direct flights to Orlando/Sanford. Evansville Regional Airport generates more than $900 million in economic benefits annually, per the Economic Survey completed by the Aviation Association of Indiana in 2012. 
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