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The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is pleased to announce that Condé Nast Traveler today released the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, with Bradley International Airport recognized as the 2nd best airport in the U.S.

More than 240,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot of the top places they enjoyed this year and can’t wait to return to next. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and the full list of winners can be found here.

This year, Bradley International Airport is recognized as a top-ten airport for the sixth consecutive year, with its best ranking to date.

“We are thrilled to be recognized nationally as one of the best airports in the country,” said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “Every day, we strive to make Bradley International Airport the best it can be, and this prestigious award is an exceptional recognition of our team’s efforts. We thank our growing and loyal passenger base for their continued vote of confidence and this tremendous honor.”

With a commitment to its passengers, Bradley International Airport now serves more destinations nonstop than prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The airport recently opened its new, much anticipated ground transportation center, as a result of a $210 million public/private partnership with the airport’s rental car partners.  Another $230 million of transformative projects are on the horizon, including a major upgrade to the checked baggage screening process and significant improvements to passenger circulation inside the airport’s main terminal, with the creation of two new exit locations.

The 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at and celebrated in the November issue.


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


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.