Bradley International Airport is welcoming a new airline. The Connecticut Airport Authority has been expanding the number of routes out of Bradley for 5 straight years.
“We have a very significant focus on route development,” said CAA Executive Director Kevin Dillon. “We are constantly looking for new opportunities, to bring in new airlines and new routes.”
While still keeping Bradley small enough to be a nice alternative to bigger airports in New York and Boston. Condé Nast readers voted it the third best in the nation. In one of his last official acts as Governor, Dannel Malloy officially welcomed Frontier airlines back to Bradley.
“Beginning on March 28th. 2019, Frontier airlines will be making non-stop flights to Denver, Colorado,” Malloy said. “The flights will be Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.”
Denver is where Frontier has its headquarters. The airline used to fly out of Bradley, but stopped in 2011. What brought it back? They saw an opportunity in the Connecticut market.
“It continues to be a heavily populated market with relatively poor airfare options and where the non-stop service does exist, it tends to be quite expensive,” said Frontier Vice President Rick Flyr. “That’s fertile ground for an ultra low-cost carrier like Frontier.”
Just last week, the airport announced its goal to add a half a dozen destinations in the new year. Among the possible new destinations are: Seattle, Jacksonville, Austin, Milwaukee, Nashville and Jamaica