Love the Journey with Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport Last Updated: October 2019
Moving travelers on routes both domestic and international, and serving airlines including Delta, Southwest, American, Air Canada and Aer Lingus, Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, just outside of Hartford, is the busiest airport in New England after Boston Logan.
The easiest way in and out of New England
In 2018, Bradley International Airport was voted the third-best in the United States by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, and today it’s still considered one of the most conveniently located airports to travel through, including a special agreement that lets Aer Lingus passengers go through customs in Ireland, simplifying their arrival here.
Whether you are coming from Europe, Mexico, Canada or anywhere in the United States, the location and size of this airport enable you to travel stress-free with a level of speed, cost and ease that’s unmatched by busier New York or Boston airports. Check-in is a breeze, with easy-to-navigate kiosks and terminals. After passing through well-managed TSA lines, travelers stay connected with free Wi-Fi and conveniently placed charging stations.
Getting to Bradley by car? This airport offers on-site parking for about half the price and less congestion than other regional airports. And after a flight, when the last thing you want is to feel is lost, Bradley's clearly marked routes to major highways will get you quickly on your way.
Hotels near Bradley International Airport
Here are just a few of the many accommodations conveniently located near Bradley International Airport.
Airlines at Bradley International Airport
As of 2019, the following airlines are currently serving Bradley International Airport:
- Aer Lingus
- Air Canada
- American Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- Frontier Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
- United Airlines
Learn more about Connecticut's Bradley International Airport, search for flights and more here.
Things to do near the Airport
Located in the town of Windsor Locks, just a short drive from the cities of Hartford, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts, Bradley began as a military base in 1940. It’s where Lt. Eugene M. Bradley of Oklahoma died when his plane crashed in a dogfight drill, giving the airport its name. If you’re early for your flight or waiting for someone to arrive, stop into Skyline Restaurant for a bite. Or try your luck at Winners, simulcasting horseracing and accepting bets all day. For a longer visit, don’t miss the fascinating New England Air Museum, where you can see over 80 aircraft displayed throughout the largest aviation museum in the northeastern United States. Be sure to stop by the Connecticut Firefighters Memorial as well.