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Volume 19. Issue 11. 5th February 2019. View Online
Bradley International Airport to begin direct flights to Denver, Raleigh and Orlando with Frontier Airlines.

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.

CAA Executive Director Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E. has said, "This flight is a key addition to our growing number of non-stops and a great option for our passengers traveling to Denver or connecting to other cities in the region.”

Headquartered in Denver, Frontier prides itself on delivering the company’s signature Low Fares Done Right service to customers.

Following the announcement of the anticipated launch of nonstop services to Denver, the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) has also shortly thereafter announced the debut of new, nonstop services from Bradley International Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) on low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines.

“We are excited to see Frontier Airlines’ expansion at Bradley International Airport, less than a month after we celebrated the announcement that they will begin operations at Bradley this year”, said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the CAA". The nonstop flights to Raleigh-Durham and Orlando are a welcome addition to our menu of nonstop flights. We look forward to the low fares and convenience that Frontier Airlines’ growing presence at Bradley International Airport will bring our passengers.”

The service to Denver will commence on March 28, 2019 on an Airbus 320. It will operate seasonally on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

The service to Raleigh-Durham will commence on April 30, on an Airbus A320. It will operate seasonally on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

The service to Orlando will commence on May 1, on an Airbus A321. It will operate seasonally on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Bradley International Airport Press Trip

Bradley Airport (represented by Michael Collins of TTR), Aer Lingus and Connecticut Tourism hosted six Irish media on a press trip to Bradley International Airport and Connecticut October 3rd through 6th. The media participating were The Irish Times, Sunday Independent, Sunday World, travel blogger and influencer Where is Tara? Several of whom have written wonderful press releases on the trip so far.

The Sunday Independent, Madeleine Keane:

Where is Tara?
Tara Povey:, Eimear Rabbitt:

Travelers Aid Begins Service at Bradley International Airport

The Connecticut Airport Authority and Travelers Aid are pleased to announce that, last October, Travelers Aid International began serving the passengers of Bradley International Airport as the operator of the guest service volunteer program at the airport.

Mary Kate Doherty, an experienced volunteer manager, has been retained by Travelers Aid to manage and expand the program. "We are excited about this opportunity to serve Bradley’s travellers, and we will work with the airport to improve guest relations. We are grateful for this contract with the Connecticut Airport Authority”, Doherty said.

“We value our passengers and we are always looking for ways to enhance their travel experience at Bradley International Airport”, said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. "Travelers Aid brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Bradley Airport and we look forward to bringing an even higher level of customer service to Bradley passengers together."

Travelers Aid International currently operates similar guest service volunteer programs at four other airports: New York JFK, Newark Liberty, Washington Dulles and Washington Reagan. In addition, it operates the information booth at Washington Union Station. At these five locations, more than 750 Travelers Aid volunteers assisted more than 4.2 million passengers in 2017. Bradley International Airport will be the 18th airport in the Travelers Aid Transportation Network, which had consisted of 17 U.S. airports, four North American railroad stations and a cruise terminal.

3rd Best Airport in the US by Condé Nast

Bradley International Airport is delighted to have been voted 3rd Best Airport in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards.
They jumped up two places on the list, having won the 5th Best Airport in the U.S. in 2017, with nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveller readers submitting a recording-breaking number of responses.

"We are thankful that the support of Bradley’s loyal, growing passenger base has again earned us a spot in the list of top ten U.S. airports, and we’re especially pleased with the improved ranking this year", said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority.

Upcoming Events

Bradley International Airport is delighted to be attending a number of conferences in the coming months including:

  • Holiday Show Limerick – 16th – 17th February 2019
  • Aer Lingus USA Roadshow – 18th – 21st February 2019
  • BIG Event Belfast – 11th- 12th June 2019

Charlie McNally or Michael Collins of TTR will be representing Bradley International Airport at all of the above and are looking forward to meeting agents and suppliers alike. We will have plenty of collateral on hand so be sure to pop by our stands. If you would like to get in touch beforehand simply pop an email over to

Friendship Four Ice Hockey Tournament, Belfast

Bradley International Airport and Aer Lingus hosted Trade and Media from Northern Ireland at the SSE Arena, Belfast. They watched on as Yale University beat University of Connecticut in a gruelling match of Ice Hockey.

Via Airlines to commence flights from Bradley International Airport to Pittsburgh

The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is pleased to announce the addition of Via Airlines to its menu of airlines operating out of Bradley International Airport. The airline will debut nonstop service to Pittsburgh in 2019.

"We are excited to start the year on a high note by welcoming Via Airlines and announcing the continued expansion of our airline and route network”, said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the CAA. "Pittsburgh is an important destination, especially for those traveling on business. This new nonstop, however, will bring benefits to both our business and leisure passengers by offering a cost-effective and convenient option to travel between the two cities. We look forward to our partnership with Via Airlines and their success at Bradley International Airport."                                                                    
The service will commence on July 22, 2019, on an Embraer ERJ145, with 50 seats. The flight will depart Bradley International Airport at 3:27 p.m. and arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport at 4:51 p.m. From Pittsburgh International Airport, the flight will leave at 1:39 p.m. and arrive at Bradley International Airport at 2:57 p.m. It will operate four times a week, year-round, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Flights can be booked on                              

Via Airlines is a domestic airline offering daily scheduled flights across the U.S. Via Airlines was the first airline to be certified under new FAA safety regulations, ensuring the highest level of safety in the aviation industry.

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