Conde Nast Traveler has ranked Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks at #3 in a list of the 10 Best Airports in the U.S.
According to Conde Nast Traveler, Bradley International Airport is now New England’s second busiest airfield after Boston Logan. They credit that to a wide selection of flight choices which now including Aer Lingus flights to Ireland and Spirit flights to Florida.
The Reader’s Choice list also mentions the airport’s on-site parking, charging stations, free Wi-Fi, restaurant options and relaxed atmosphere as its reasons for the ranking.
“Probably very convenient,” said Eric Mills of Buckland. “The amenities that are here, maybe fewer of them, but they’re on the ball and on top of it. And they provide great assistance for the traveler.”
Conde Nast Traveler says Bradley is a good alternative to flying out of the busier New York and Boston hubs.
On Tuesday afternoon, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy applauded the announcement, while highlighting the work of the newly formed Connecticut Airport Authority’s efforts to make Bradley more attractive to travelers.
A modern, efficient transportation system is critical to growing our economy, attracting business, and increasing job growth for Connecticut residents. Several years ago, we created the Connecticut Airport Authority to free Bradley International Airport from the bureaucracy that has hamstrung the airport in the past and bring a renewed focus that will help make it more attractive to new routes, new airlines, and new ways to increase our state’s economic viability – and those efforts are being internationally recognized. They are in very large part due to the leadership of the Airport Authority, and I want to thank and recognize each of them for their efforts and the success they’ve achieved to date.
For the foreseeable future, our state must continue to utilize Bradley as a magnet for economic activity. With the many improvements that we have seen at the airport over these last few years, there have never been more convenient travel options in the New England region, and Bradley is being recognized by many as being faster and far less stressful than other nearby options.”
Dillon said it’s the airport’s attention to details & the traveler’s experience. Bradley is currently renovating their restrooms, adding new concession stands and trying to reduce processing times at ticket counters.
Bradley Airport is also building a new $215 million transportation center to house all the airport’s rental car companies, so travelers don’t have to take a shuttle.
The three-year project is expected to start next spring.
For the full list of ‘The Best Airports in the U.S.: 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards,’ click here.