Journey Series: 5 Ways Bradley Airport is Using Tech to Improve Your Travel

Travel is all about connection—so shouldn’t your airport experience also help you to connect? At Bradley International Airport, we think so—and we are working hard on tech upgrades to make your airport experience comfortable and connected. Here are 5 recent technology upgrades…

1. A WiFi Upgrade: Stream with Speed!

Yes, you read that right! Bradley is upgrading the WiFi in the terminal. We’ve added capacity and bandwidth— quadrupling the number of access points in the airport. Say hello to faster speed and a more reliable connection!

2. Common Use Terminal Equipment

We have started implementing Common Use Terminal Equipment – or CUTE in short –  which is a system that allows multiple airlines to share a ticket counter or gate. The good news? You can expect shorter wait times, better passenger flows, and more flexibility.

3. Arrivals, Departures, and Other Important Info

Recently, we’ve implemented HD flat panels to better display arrival and departure information. Plans are underway to upgrade outdoor signage and introduce digital signage in the future, so you can get the info you need at an easy glance.

4. Flight Updates on our Website or on Twitter

Passengers can check for the latest information about their flight to or from BDL, or use a special Twitter service @BDLFlightInfo to receive info and updates about flights in real time.

5. Ready, Set, Charge!

Over the last few years, we’ve doubled the number of charging stations in the terminal. Now, those stations often include seating or tables for a more comfortable, connected experience!

Want to learn more?

Tune into this podcast to hear more about how technology plays a critical role at Bradley International Airport from our Deputy Executive Director Sharon Traficante, who was a finalist and winner in the Women in Technology Awards sponsored by the Connecticut Technology Council.

Fly BDL. Love the Journey.

P.S. Stay tuned for more updates on how we’re improving your travel experience with technology!

Bradley International Airport (BDL) invites you to love the journey at New England's second-largest airport. Recognized nationally by leading travel publications for its ease of travel, Bradley International Airport is ready to welcome you with new nonstops, expanded services, and convenient travel. The award-winning airport is operated by the Connecticut Airport Authority, and its operations are entirely self-funded. The airport contributes nearly $3.6 billion to the regional economy.

*Some nonstop flights may operate only during certain time periods of the year (seasonally). For the latest flight information, please visit the airline's website.