One and a half million Connecticut residents live closer to Tweed-New Haven Airport than any other commercial airport. Yet travelers today can reach only two other cities from New Haven and cannot take a jet flight. No other commercial airport in New England provides air service to fewer of its surrounding residents than Tweed-New Haven. Around the area, community and business leaders cite the lack of an adequate airport as a key roadblock in the economic development of New Haven.
Levin, Daniel, "THE NEW HAVEN AIRPORT: A FAILURE OF LOCAL CONTROL" (2000). Student Legal History Papers. Paper 39.