Bradley International Airport to Welcome Frontier Airlines, Add New Nonstop Service to Denver
The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is pleased to announce the expansion of Bradley International Airport’s roster of airlines with the addition of low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines. The airline will debut its inaugural service with a nonstop route to Denver.
“Bradley International Airport is a major economic driver for Connecticut and it continues to be a key player in our efforts to grow our economy, boost tourism, and improve our transportation system,” Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy said. “Frontier Airlines is a welcomed addition to Bradley Airport. This announcement is proof of the airport’s growing strength, and it underscores the importance of continuing efforts to utilize Bradley as a magnet for economic activity.”
“We are proud to bring our unique brand of Low Fares Done Right to Hartford,” said Frontier Airlines Vice President of Network and Revenue Josh Flyr. “Frontier’s new service to Denver will make air travel more accessible and affordable for everyone in the greater Hartford area. We look forward to making it easier for people to fly, and for people to fly more often.”
“We welcome Frontier Airlines to the region, and we thank them for their vote of confidence in Bradley International Airport,” said CAA Board Chair Thomas (Tony) Sheridan. “This launch is another great success for Bradley, and it builds upon the many route development successes that we have achieved this year and in years past. These accomplishments clearly demonstrate that the creation of the Connecticut Airport Authority was a good decision for Connecticut residents, and I want to thank Governor Malloy for his foresight and leadership in establishing the CAA.”
“An indication of a strong route network is the continuous diversification of routes and airlines,” said CAA Executive Director Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E. “With the addition of this new service, we’re pleased to introduce a renowned low-cost carrier to Bradley and to continue solidifying the airport’s strong reputation in the industry and its pivotal role as New England’s second-largest airport. We look forward to our partnership with Frontier Airlines.”
The service will commence on March 28, 2019, on an Airbus 320. From Denver International Airport, the flight will leave at 7:00 AM (MST) and arrive at Bradley International Airport at 12:50 PM (EST). The flight will depart Bradley International Airport at 1:40 PM (EST) and land at Denver International Airport at 4:07 PM (MST). It will operate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. To book a flight, visit www.flyfrontier.com.
With the addition of Frontier Airlines’ new service, Bradley International Airport is ending 2018 on a high note and adding to a number of successes achieved earlier in the year:
- Fiscal Strength: Bradley International Airport received a raised bond rating from S & P Global Ratings on its general airport revenue refunding bonds in June. Recognizing the CAA’s responsible fiscal management of Bradley International Airport’s finances, it was raised from “A” to “A+” in 2018.
- Passenger Satisfaction: In October, Bradley International Airport received accolades from Condé Nast Traveler when it was announced that the airport was named the third best in the country in the Readers’ Choice Awards.
- Infrastructure Development: Completion of a 2018 Master Plan, which includes $1.4 billion worth of projects over the 20-year planning horizon.
About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines is committed to offering ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to more than 100 destinations and growing in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic and Mexico on more than 350 daily flights. Headquartered in Denver, Frontier’s hard-working aviation professionals pride themselves in delivering the company’s signature Low Fares Done Right service to customers. Frontier Airlines is the proud recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2017 Diamond Award for maintenance excellence and was recently named the industry’s most fuel-efficient airline by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) as a result of superior technology and operational efficiencies.
About Bradley International Airport
Bradley International Airport (BDL) welcomes nearly 7 million travelers each year, making it the second largest airport in New England. At Bradley International Airport, we want our passengers to “Love the Journey.” We proudly offer nonstop access to more than 30 popular destinations. Recent efforts to elevate the travel experience through terminal enhancements and new amenities have helped Bradley International Airport earn the #3 spot in the prestigious ranking of best airports in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler in 2018. Bradley International Airport is operated by the Connecticut Airport Authority, and its operations are entirely self-funded. The airport contributes nearly $2.6 billion to the regional economy. For more info, visit www.flybdl.org.
About The Connecticut Airport Authority
The CAA was established in 2011 to develop, improve, and operate Bradley International Airport and the state’s five general aviation airports (Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford, and Windham). The CAA Board consists of 11 members with a broad spectrum of experience in aviation-related and other industries, as well as government. The goal of the CAA is to make Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, bring in new routes, and support Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.
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