WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP) – Tuesday became one of the worst travel days of the year on the ground, and in the sky. At Bradley International Airport, all flights were cancelled.
“We got her last night, and of course, the snowstorm came, so our flight got cancelled,” Monica Lantz of Minnesota said.
“I was supposed to be flying out this morning. I had two flights cancelled,” Kim Danielson of Hartford said.
Snow in the air kept planes on the ground all day on Tuesday. By the afternoon, every departure at Bradley had been cancelled.
The normally bustling airport turned into a ghost town Tuesday, with few employees and even fewer passengers. The passengers who did show up for their flights weren’t exactly pleased with the outcome.
“This is my first flight ever. This has been terrible. I think I got all of an hour of sleep last night. I didn’t find out my flight was cancelled until 10:00 last night,” Danielson said.
“I’ve been prepared for it. I knew it was coming,” Connecticut resident Richard Dionizio said.
Passengers like Dionizio told 22News that he based his travel plans around Mother Nature.
“I’m going to be traveling tomorrow to Charlotte, and I wanted to come earlier, because the roads are going to be closed and the snow is going to be up to 20 inches, and I didn’t want to travel in that weather, so I am staying at a hotel tonight,” Dionizio said.
As for the passengers forced to reschedule their flights, the Connecticut Airport Authority hopes to have most of them in the sky by Wednesday night.
“We’re hopeful that tonight, they may bring in some terminating flights, so they have aircraft at the airport to make up some departures tomorrow,” Kevin Dillon of the Connecticut Airport Authority said.
The airport is hoping to resume arriving flights on Tuesday night.