Hartford Bradley BDL Airport Overview

Hartford Bradley International Airport BDL serves the City of Hartford, State of Connecticut, as well as some areas in Massachusetts (all part of 'New England').  It is the second-largest airport in New England (after Boston Airport) and represents a convenient alternative  with a central location and a new terminal. Because of its inland location, it is often open for business when the other airports on the eastern seaboard are closed due to inclement weather.  Bradley Inernational is  managed by the Conneticut Airport Authority (CAA).

BDL Airport is located in the town of Windsor Locks - 12 miles from both Hartford (north), and Springfield (south) and is situated right off Interstate Hwy. 91, Exit 40.

Having three runways and over 5M passengers a year, Bradley International is served by airlines offering direct and connecting flights to destinations around the world, as well as by charter flights to Mexico and the Caribbeans.   As of June 19, 2014, JetBlue offers two daily flights to Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C.

NOTE: While the Airport is open 24/7, most airline ticket counters open between 4 & 5am.  Arrival at the Airport is suggested to be 60 minutes for domestic flights and 90 minutes for international flights - prior to scheduled departure.  Terminal A's peak hours for security checkpoint processing: 5am-8am - 30 mins; 1:30pm-6pm - 20 mins.

The on-Airport full-service Sheraton Bradley Hotel  (tel. 80-627-531/fax 9348; located between Terminals A & B, is connected to Terminal A. 

Bradley Airport has one passenger terminal with a separate Arrivals Building.

The application center for TSA Pre-Check expedited screening program is located at the baggage claim area.

Future Airport Developments:  Old Terminal B is being  torn down - to be completed by the end of January 2016, when work is to start on its site for the new Transportation Center, which is to house rental car agencies and bus transfers.  

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