Expect greater passenger volume at Bradley

30% increase in passenger volume expected through April 9

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP) – Bradley International Airport is a busy place, but it may be a bit busier than usual over the next week and a half.

The Connecticut Airport Authority, which runs Bradley, is estimating an approximately 30% increase in passenger volume through April 9. This is due to school vacations in Connecticut, which are occurring next week in most districts.

The CAA are recommending that if you are flying out of Bradley over the next few days that you allow more time than normal: get there about 90 minutes ahead of a domestic flight, and three hours before an international flight.

They have expanded the queue for the TSA checkpoint in anticipation of more travelers.

Natalie Sullo, who flew to Orlando, Florida Wednesday morning, told 22News that she wanted to make sure she left home in plenty of time.

“We decided we were going to get up at 6:30. Our flight leaves at 9:30 and we know it only takes a half an hour to get here,” Sullo said. “We hit a lot of traffic on the way down here. We actually, I don’t know, it doesn’t seem that busy right now.”

The Connecticut Airport Authority says you can save on time by checking the status of your flight ahead of time and knowing how the TSA screening process works.

To check the status of flights departing and arriving at Bradley, use our Flight Tracker tool.