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Volume 18. Issue 50. 9th August 2018. View Online
Bradley International Airport, Hartford, Connecticut

Bradley International Airport, located in the heart of New England, is the perfect choice for flying into Connecticut. Everything you need for your journey is accessible right from the airport. Known for its friendly and personal approach, Bradley International Airport offers a calm, welcoming environment as a base for all your travel exploration. Conveniently located between Boston and New York – just two hours from either - Bradley International is perfectly situated for a trip to the Northeast. Connecticut is a very charming destination with a variety of activities available all four seasons.

Fly direct from Dublin with Aer Lingus

In 2016 Aer Lingus launched a direct route to Bradley International Airport out of Dublin Airport, departing at 2:20pm for a short seven hour flight. This service operates daily from April to September and four times per week from October through March. Guests can travel on an Aer Lingus Boeing 757, sit back, relax and enjoy their complimentary meal as well as the entertainment provided by the individual in-flight entertainment system. Plus, all US bound guests can avail of pre-clearance at Dublin Airport prior to departure which enables you to land as domestic guests and avoid the long queues upon their arrival. This gives you complete ease of access and convenience when you arrive into Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, simply grab your bags and go! The average time from runway to car is only 20 minutes.

 

CLICK HERE for video - Declan Kearney, Aer Lingus, speaking at the launch of the inaugural flight from Hartford to Dublin.

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Love the Journey

Bradley International Airport is New England’s second-largest airport with more than 6 million passengers per year, offering travellers a more convenient option to enjoy Northeast USA. Enjoy a range of shopping and dining options right at the airport, including some of the region’s favorites, including Phillip’s Seafood Restaurant, Two Roads Tap Room and Traveltini, Bradley’s own martini bar. Treat yourself to some down-time in the Escape lounge, conveniently located near Gate 1 in close proximity to where the Dublin flight departs. Catch up on the daily news with a range of complimentary newspapers, put your feet up in the calming, tranquil space and choose from delicious hot and cold foods, created by a team of dedicated chefs, using only the finest fresh ingredients. Plus, the fridges are stocked with premium wines, beers and soft drinks, and shelves full with liquors from around the world.

5th Best Airport in the USA

Bradley International Airport was awarded the title 5th Best Airport in the USA by Condé Nast Traveler which surveyed over 300,000 travellers in the 30th annual Reader’s Choice Awards to help them create a list of winning favourites.  Voters praised its convenient on-site parking, plentiful charging stations and free WiFi, wonderful restaurant options, and overall relaxed atmosphere – making it an attractive alternative to flying out of New York’s and Boston’s larger hubs.

Working with the Irish Travel Trade

This year Bradley International Airport has upped the ante on their involvement in the Irish travel industry. They are keen to support the trade and have enlisted the services of TravelMedia.ie TTR to help them have a more significant presence within the industry. So far they have conducted agent training sessions, hosted social evenings for agents and took a prominent place as one of the sponsors at the TravelMedia.ie USA Summer Soirée last month.

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Sharon Traficante Deputy Executive Director, Administration, Bradley International Airport, Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Connecticut Airport Authority, Alisa Sisic, Manager of Marketing, Bradley International Airport and Tony Sheridan, Connecticut Airport Authority with their guests at the USA Summer Soirée 2018.
Sharon Traficante Deputy Executive Director, Administration, Bradley International Airport, Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Connecticut Airport Authority, Alisa Sisic, Manager of Marketing, Bradley International Airport and Tony Sheridan, Connecticut Airport Authority with their guests at the USA Summer Soirée 2018.
Want to work with Bradley International Airport?

Going forward, Bradley International are keen to work with as much of the Irish travel trade as possible. If you would be interested in hosting a training session in store, taking part in a webinar online or actually travelling to Hartford and experiencing the airport at the heart of New England for yourself, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Michelle Ryan from TravelMedia.ie will be continuously on the road on behalf of Bradley International Airport over the next few months, meeting with as many agents as possible on their behalf. If you want to learn more, simply drop her a line at michelle@travelmedia.ie and keep an eye out for her on the conference circuit where she will be promoting all things BDL!

 

CLICK HERE for video - Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Connecticut Airport Authority, talking about the importance of Irish travel agents and the Irish travel industry.

Michelle Ryan, TravelMedia.ie (on behalf of Bradley International Airport) with Ivan Beacom, Aer Lingus and the American Sky team in their Tralee office
Michelle Ryan, TravelMedia.ie (on behalf of Bradley International Airport) with Ivan Beacom, Aer Lingus and the American Sky team in their Tralee office
Upcoming FAM trips and opportunities

Watch this space! Bradley International Airport wants to not just tell but show the trade what makes their “Love the Journey” experience so special. They have a number of FAM trips in place, in conjunction with Aer Lingus, coming up and will be reaching out to relevant agents very soon to fill the spots. If you would be particularly interested then make sure you let Michelle know so she can keep you updated on potential dates.

Michelle Ryan and Michael Collins, both TravelMedia.ie with Alisa Sisic, Manager of Marketing, Bradley International Airport at the Aer Lingus check-in desk at Bradley International Airport
Michelle Ryan and Michael Collins, both TravelMedia.ie with Alisa Sisic, Manager of Marketing, Bradley International Airport at the Aer Lingus check-in desk at Bradley International Airport
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