Bradley International Airport Starts Nonstop Flights to Dublin
On Wednesday September 28, 2016, the its first Aer Lingus nonstop flight to Dublin, Ireland departed Bradley International Airport, operated by the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), a NEC member.
Announced last October, the nonstop daily flights from Bradley Airport to Dublin will be the first transatlantic flight for the airport since 2008. Aer Lingus is promoting the flights as an easy option for Connecticut residents to get to Europe, using the tagline, “Why drive to Boston and New York when you could already be a thousand miles across the Atlantic?” Once in Dublin, passengers can connect to 121 European destinations. Another selling point for the flights is that passengers are pre-cleared for customs, meaning when returning to Connecticut they will go through U.S. Customs in Dublin, saving time once they land.
“We pride ourselves at Bradley on our convenience, and this development ensures that our region’s passengers will not need to endure any more long drives to JFK or Logan for their international travel needs,” CAA Executive Director Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E. said. “Additionally, due to Dublin preclearance, passengers will be able to walk off their arriving flight at Bradley as if they were domestic travelers, resulting in a significant time savings.”