Bradley International Airport has been named the fifth best airport in America, according to the Conde Nast Traveler 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Bradley earned praise as a more relaxed alternative to flying out of New York or Boston’s larger hubs. Travelers touted Bradley’s convenient parking options, charging stations, decent restaurant choices and variety of flights, including Aer Lingus’ flights to Ireland and Spirit’s services to Florida.
Bradley was the only airport in the Northeast to hit the list.
“Bradley International Airport is a conveniently located, accessible option for travelers throughout the New England region and its value needs to be utilized in our efforts to drive growth and serve as a magnet for economic activity. Over the last several years, many new improvements have been made at the airport to make it an even more convenient travel option, and we are determined to build on that success,” Gov. Ned Lamont wrote in a statement.
Lamont went on to push his CT2030 transportation initiative, which includes plans to create a rail connection between Bradley and the CTrail Hartford Line.
The full list of airports that made the list are as follows:
1. Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
2. Savannah Hilton Head (SAV)
3. Portland (Oregon) International Airport (PDX)
4. Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP)
5. Bradley International Airport (BDL)
6. Tampa International Airport (TPA)
7. Charleston (CHS)
8. Palm Beach (PBI)
9. Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)
10. Austin (AUS)
This is not the first time Bradley made the list – it was ranked as the third best airport in America in 2018.