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Bradley International Airport Nominated as “Best Small Airport” in the U.S.

The Connecticut Airport Authority is pleased to announce that Bradley International Airport has been nominated for a USA Today 2021 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award. The USA Today expert panel selected Bradley International Airport as a contender for ‘Best Small Airport’ in the nation. “We are thrilled to kick off the new year with this nomination,” said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “Even during these challenging times, Bradley International Airport continues to innovate and stand out in the airport industry. We invite our community to show pride for its home airport and bring this significant, national recognition to the region.”

On its website dedicated to voting, USA Today noted that Bradley International Airport “ranks as the second-busiest airport after Boston Logan, yet it remains a convenient option with on-site parking, lots of charging stations, free WiFi and proximity to both New York and Boston.”The contest gives voters an opportunity to vote once per day for four weeks for the candidate of their choice at To vote for Bradley International Airport, visit or Voting is active now and ends Monday, February 1st. The winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, February 12th.

About Bradley International Airport (BDL)

BDL Cares about your safety. In response to COVID-19, the airport has implemented new precautions and was one of the first airports in the nation to open an in-terminal COVID-19 testing site. Recently, the airport’s efforts were recognized with a health accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) World.  Bradley International Airport is the second-largest airport in New England. 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


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.