Bradley International Airport Launches New, Nonstop Service to Nashville

Windsor Locks, CT – March 11, 2021 – Today, the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is pleased to launch its inaugural Southwest Airlines flight from Bradley International Airport (BDL) to Nashville International Airport (BNA).

“We are excited to launch Southwest Airlines’ nonstop service to Nashville from Bradley International Airport,” said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the CAA. “Nashville is a popular destination that also offers key connectivity to major destinations across Southwest’s west coast network. The launch of this service significantly enhances our nonstop offering for our travelers and with its introduction we are pleased to strengthen our long-standing partnership with Southwest Airlines.”

The new daily, nonstop service departs from Bradley International Airport at 6:10 PM (EST) and arrives at Nashville International Airport at 7:50 PM (CST). The inbound flight leaves Nashville International Airport at 7:30 PM (CST) and arrives at Bradley International Airport at 10:40 PM (EST).

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Southwest Airlines has been operating at Bradley International Airport for more than 20 years.


About Bradley International Airport

BDL Cares about your safety. In response to COVID-19, the airport has implemented new precautions, and was one of first airports in the nation to open an in-terminal COVID-19 testing site. Recently, the airport’s efforts were recognized with a health accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) World.  Bradley International Airport is the second-largest airport in New England. 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. For more info, visit

 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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