There were airplanes and appreciation at Bradley International Airport on Thursday.
It was a big “thank you” to all the passengers who continue to help the airport grow with each passing year.
People were arriving and departing to the melody of music, Chompers the Hartford Yard Goat, and therapy dogs.
But behind the scenes, a great deal of work is going on to try to expand the airport.
“We are constantly talking to us about additional rooms plus carriers that don’t operate here today, said Kevin Dillon with the Connecticut Airport Authority.
The Connecticut Airport Authority is still in talks to add new, nonstop destinations, including Seattle, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Austin, Jacksonville and Jamaica.
This is good news for travelers who use Bradley due to the convenience.
“We can get up, be here in less than an hour park, cross the street, come in, no one in line,” Cheryl Milano of West Haven said.
A study is also underway to see if it’s cost-effective to change the name of the airport.
Basically, rebranding to make it more recognizable to people in other parts of the country.
A decision on that should come by the end of the year.
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