Condé Nast Traveler released the results of its 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards, recognizing Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Windsor Locks, Conn. as the 8th best airport in the U.S.

More than 715,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted an incredible number of responses rating their travel experiences across the globe. “The results of this year’s survey, conducted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic are a testament to the lasting power of a meaningful travel experience,” said Jesse Ashlock, U.S. Editor of Condé Nast Traveler. “The winners represent the best of the best for our audience and offer plenty of trip-
planning inspiration for all the adventures we can’t wait to have next.”

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The full list of winners can be found here, with Bradley International Airport recognized as a top-ten airport for the fourth consecutive year.

“This award is a tremendous honor during a challenging year for the travel industry, and we are proud to once again be recognized amongst our nation’s best airports,” said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “We thank the travel community for their continued vote of confidence in Bradley International Airport and for underscoring the value of traveling through a smaller airport. Now more than ever, Bradley Airport stands out by always offering a clean, safe, and convenient travel experience.”

In response to COVID-19, Bradley International Airport has heightened its commitment to its passengers with the introduction of a comprehensive safety program called “BDL Cares.”

Elements of the new program include a face covering requirement for employees and passengers, additional cleaning, physical distancing reminders, plexiglass shields at customer interaction points, and hand sanitizer stations throughout the terminal. Most recently, the airport has also launched a COVID-19 testing site for passengers, conveniently located in baggage claim. For more information, visit

The 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler website at and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.

About Bradley International Airport
Bradley International Airport (BDL) is the second-largest airport in New England. We want our passengers to “Love the Journey” at Bradley International Airport, and we proudly offer nonstop access to many popular destinations. Recent terminal enhancements and new amenities have enhanced the travel experience, and Condé Nast Traveler has recognized BDL within the top ten best U.S. airports for four consecutive years. Bradley International 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.

About Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler is the world’s most distinguished travel title providing inspiration and advice for discerning travelers. Authoritative and influential, Condé Nast Traveler is a multi-platform, transatlantic brand. Publishing US and UK print editions under Editor-in-Chief Melinda Stevens, Conde Nast Traveler offers award-winning expertise in luxury travel from around the world. For more, visit