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Bradley International Airport


Bradley International Airport (IATA code: BDL) is based near Windsor Locks, in Connecticut. BDL is owned and operated by the Connecticut Airport Authority and is the second-largest airport in the New England area. In fact, the airport was originally branded as the "Gateway to New England", and is home to the New England Air Museum.

The four largest carriers at Bradley International Airport are: Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, and American Airlines.



The airport is located near Windor Locks and about halfway between Hartford and Springfield, in Connecticut, USA.



Facilities Include:


Eating and Shopping: Both before and after security there is a variety of eating and dining options. Pick-up duty free gifts and enjoy sit-down eateries, take-out meals, snacks, and coffee shops. 'International Shoppes', the airport's duty free shop, is located near Gate 8.

ATMs: There are six ATM machines provided by Webster located within Terminal A. Passengers will find an ATM machine located on the baggage claim floor as well as the ticketing floor level, as well as four ATM machines located within the concourse, post-security.

Mother's Nursing Lounge: The Mother’s Nursing Lounge is located post security and offers a comfortable space for nursing mothers, with comfortable seating, a sink, a fold-down changing table and a power outlet. 

Pets: Only service animals are allowed in the terminal building without a kennel. With the exception of the Escape Lounge and Pet Relief areas, pets are allowed throughout the entire Airport, but must remain in their kennel. Outdoor relief areas are located on the lower level, at both ends of the terminal building. 

TSA PreCheck Screening Fasttrack TSA PreCheck Screening is available at BDL.


Lounges Include:

Escape Lounge: The Escape Lounge is a common-use lounge, meaning any passenger can pay to gain access to it, and is located near Gate 1. The lounge is comfortable and stylish, with complimentary hot and cold food and drinks, private restrooms, flight monitors, high speed WiFi, and newspapers and magazines.



BDL has three asphalt runways: 6/24 is 9,510 by 200 feet (2,899 × 61 m); 15/33 is 6,847 by 150 feet (2,087 × 46 m); 1/19 is 4,269 by 100 feet (1,301 × 30 m).



The airport has one main terminal building, from which two concourses can be accessed: East Concourse and West Concourse.

East Concourse: East Concourse has 12 gates (1-12) and houses Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest.

West Concourse: West Concourse has 10 gates (20-30) and houses American, Frontier, Spirit and United.

Airlines that fly Bradley International Airport



Airline Destinations
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Canada Express Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
American Airlines Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington–National
American Eagle Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Philadelphia, Washington–National
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Seasonal: Cancún, Orlando
Delta Connection Cincinnati, Cleveland, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Raleigh/Durham
Seasonal: Detroit
Frontier Airlines Orlando
Seasonal: Denver, Miami (begins November 14, 2019), Raleigh/Durham
JetBlue Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, San Juan, Tampa, West Palm Beach
Southwest Airlines Baltimore, Chicago–Midway, Denver, Orlando, St. Louis, Tampa
Seasonal: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach
Spirit Airlines Fort Lauderdale, Orlando
Seasonal: Fort Myers, Myrtle Beach, Tampa
United Airlines Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Washington–Dulles
United Express Chicago–O'Hare, Houston–Intercontinental, Washington–Dulles

Top Destinations



Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Orlando, Florida 321,550 Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, Frontier
2 Atlanta, Georgia 312,060 Delta
3 Charlotte, North Carolina 269,800 American
4 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 257,080 American, United
5 Baltimore, Maryland 229,580 Southwest

How to get to Bradley International Airport


By Train

The closest station to Bradley International Airport is in Windsor Locks, three miles away.

The Amtrak and Hartford Line trains serve nearby Windsor Locks and Windsor stations.

With 17 trains a day between New Haven and Hartford, the Hartford Line quickly and easily connects passengers to New Haven Line service to New York City.

By Bus

Connecticut Transit route 34 provides a local service which connects Bradley with Windsor and Hartford. Route 30 provides an express service from the airport to downtown Hartford. This is a great low-cost option, $1.75 approx. Trips operate approximately hourly between downtown Hartford and the airport, seven days a week.

By Taxi

Taxi Fares to the most frequently travelled towns around Bradley are as follows: Hartford, $45.00; East Hartford: $42.00; and West Hartford: $42.00

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