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.
Wit 6.1M passengers in 2016, 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.
- Aer Lingus
offers year-round flights since Sept 2016 to Dublin, Ireland. Services include U.S. Customs clearance in Dublin.
- Spirit Airlines
starts flights to Myrtle Beach, Orlando & Ft. Lauderdale, starting Spring 2017.
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. 860-627-531/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.
Global Enry Enrollment Center opened early Februay 2017
Future Airport Developments:
After dismandling the old Terminal B, work started on its site for the new Transportation Center, which is to house rental car agencies and bus transfers.