Windsor Locks, CONN. – June 7, 2022 – Building on its COVID-19 recovery strategy, the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is pleased to kick off this year’s summer travel at Bradley International Airport with the announcement of a new nonstop flight, offering travelers an expanded route network to choose from.
Starting this August, Frontier Airlines will be launching new nonstop service to Las Vegas. The new service will operate daily and complements Frontier Airlines’ existing menu of nonstops from Bradley International Airport.
“While a busy summer is in the forecast, we are ready and prepared to welcome travelers to Bradley International Airport,” said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “We are also particularly thrilled to begin the season with a strengthened partnership with Frontier Airlines and news of their new nonstop service to Las Vegas.”
“Frontier is delighted to grow again in Hartford with the addition of nonstop service to Las Vegas,” said Will Evans, senior manager sales and distribution, Frontier Airlines. “We now offer an array of flight options from Hartford to a variety of outstanding destinations, including Puerto Rico and Cancun, Mexico, creating even more opportunities for area residents to take advantage of our Low Fares Done Right.”
In preparation for summer travel, the CAA has been and continues to work with airlines, the Transportation and Security Administration and other airport business partners to make the passenger journey easy, convenient, and enjoyable.
In line with nationwide industry predictions, now through Labor Day the CAA anticipates passenger volumes to mirror and possibly exceed those of 2019. This means that Bradley International Airport could see more than 10,000 passengers take off daily.
The increase in passengers signals a positive outlook as the CAA works on rebuilding the airport’s passenger traffic to pre-pandemic levels and continues to grow access to new airlines, new nonstop destinations, and more flights.
Over the summer months, travelers are advised to arrive early and follow guidance from federal agencies as well as the airport’s airline partners for a smooth travel experience. Those traveling are encouraged to plan and come to the airport prepared.
Here are some tips and time-savers for those planning to take to the skies this summer:
- Arrive Early
While Bradley International Airport is known for a quick and easy travel experience, this summer we recommend arriving at the ticket counter at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Our team is working hard to get you quickly (and safely!) on your way, however, with more individuals traveling, it is important to give yourself sufficient time for check-in with your airline and TSA screening.
- Check Your Flight Status
Passengers are encouraged to confirm their flight status with their airline before coming to the airport. Flight information can be checked on the airline’s website.
- Know Your Parking Options
Save time looking for parking when you arrive and visit the airport’s website ahead of your arrival for the latest information on parking options. Follow directional signage at the airport to guide you to open parking. Parking closest to the terminal, especially in the garage, is popular and will be in high demand, but the airport has additional surface lot parking.
- Help Speed up TSA Screening
Have your credentials ready and comply with TSA packing guidelines to expedite your screening process. The busiest times at the TSA security checkpoints at Bradley International Airport are in the morning, prior to 8 AM.
- Try Mobile Meal Ordering
The airport offers convenient online ordering for easy pick up on your journey. Simply visit the airport’s website or BDLmarket.com to place an order from participating restaurants.
While face masks are no longer required at the airport, the CDC recommends for masks to be worn during travel and some airlines may still require them. Individuals traveling internationally are encouraged to check COVID-19 entry requirements at their final destinations. The airport is continuing to offer voluntary COVID-19 testing inside baggage claim.
With more individuals traveling, airport roads will also be busier. Family and friends who are picking up passengers are encouraged to try the Cell Phone Waiting Lot on Light Lane where they can park for free while waiting for their arriving party.
For more information, including flight status, parking, ground transportation, restaurants, and shopping options, visit www.bradleyairport.com
About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) is committed to “Low Fares Done Right.” Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company operates 110 A320 family aircraft and has the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S. The use of these aircraft, Frontier’s seating configuration, weight-saving tactics and baggage process have all contributed to the airline’s average of 43 percent fuel savings compared to other U.S. airlines (fuel savings is based on Frontier Airlines’ 2019 fuel consumption per seat-mile compared to the weighted average of major U.S. airlines), which makes Frontier the most fuel-efficient U.S. airline. Frontier is also committed to families enabling children 14 years and younger to fly free through the airline’s Discount Den travel club on qualifying flights. With more than 230 new Airbus planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America.
About Bradley International Airport
Bradley International Airport (BDL) invites you to “Journey On” and once again experience the convenience of traveling at New England’s second-largest airport. Recognized nationally by leading travel publications for its ease of travel, Bradley International Airport is ready to welcome you with new nonstops, expanded services and accredited COVID-19 safety measures. The award-winning airport is operated by the Connecticut Airport Authority, and its operations are entirely self-funded. The airport contributes nearly $3.6 billion to the regional economy. For more info, visit www.flyBDL.org.
About The Connecticut Airport Authority
The CAA was established in 2011 to develop, improve, and operate Bradley International Airport and the state’s five general aviation airports (Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford, and Windham). The CAA Board consists of 11 members with a broad spectrum of experience in aviation-related and other industries, as well as government. The goal of the CAA is to make Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, bring in new routes, and support Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.