The Connecticut Airport Authority 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 3rd best airport in the U.S.  More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot about the places they can’t wait to return to 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 fifth consecutive year.

“Despite the challenging year, we are proud that the Bradley International Airport community has risen to the occasion to earn this coveted recognition,” said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “We are pleased to be recognized among our nation’s best airports. This award is a significant acknowledgment of our commitment to helping our passengers return to travel safely and conveniently. We thank everyone who has expressed their vote of confidence in our award-winning Bradley International Airport and for helping us bring home this honor now five years in a row.”

The 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on the Condé Nast Traveler website at and celebrated in the November issue.

Earlier this year, Bradley International Airport was also named a top ten best small airport in the nation by USA Today in their Readers’ Choice Awards survey.

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.

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