Summer 2019: Highlights at Bradley International Airport


More Options with Frontier Airlines

We celebrated Frontier’s continued and rapidly growing footprint at Bradley Airport. Four months after their inaugural flight, they have expanded their offering to four nonstops, now providing service to Orlando, Denver, Raleigh-Durham and Miami out of Bradley.

New Aircraft for Aer Lingus’ Route to Dublin

Our nonstop to Dublin with Aer Lingus marked a milestone with the delivery of its new A321neo LR aircraft. Bradley is the first airport to receive the new aircraft, which will bring many benefits to our travelers, including WiFi, innovative mood lighting, more business class seats, and an overall more comfortable experience.

Additional Efforts Underway

We continue to meet with existing and new airlines to expand or add new, nonstop flights and make the case for why they should allocate their limited aircraft availability to Bradley. Our partners at the chambers of commerce continue to be invaluable in our efforts. This summer, for example, we partnered with two chambers of commerce to survey their memberships and better understand regional business community travel needs.


New Ground Transportation Center

Together with state leaders and our key project partners, we held a ceremonial groundbreaking event to mark the official start of construction of our new ground transportation center. Earlier this year, we received favorable bond ratings for the project, resulting in significant anticipated savings. After years of planning, this major undertaking recently received its final green light, and we’re excited about the many benefits this new addition will bring to our passengers. Click here to read more about the event and for further information about the ground transportation center.



Despite the busy summer travel season, our TSA screening wait times averaged only a short wait – or no wait at all. This is in part due to a new explosive detection K9 program which expedites screening during peak hours. In 2018, Bradley had fewer cancellations and delays than other airports in the region, and we’re working with all of our stakeholders to ensure that is also the case for 2019.


We worked with our parking operator to launch a new website – if you are traveling through Bradley, you will now be able to check parking lot availability through the website and take advantage of an interactive map. We’ve also added a new elevator to allow for easier access to Terminal A from the Express Parking Lot.

Better Travel Experience.

Our Black Bear Saloon reopened after extensive renovations, with a new look and updated menu. Fresh City is currently undergoing renovations and, in the near future, we will be announcing the addition of other exciting dining options.

This summer, we also opened our first in-terminal pet relief area, as well as the first set of our newly renovated restrooms. The restroom renovation project will continue into next year, and  we are looking forward to making further updates to the baggage claim.

As of this summer, our ambassador program now also includes ‘roaming’ ambassadors to better assist you throughout the terminal, not just at the information center.


We hope you are just as excited as we are about these many initiatives – and more to come. Stay tuned and don’t hesitate to reach out to us if we can be of any assistance.

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.