Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Connecticut will be US low cost startup airline Breeze Airways’ 5th base, continuing its growth less than a year after starting up. 

The announcement was made by Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Connecticut Airport Authority executive director Kevin Dillon, and Breeze Airways founder and CEO David Neeleman on February 17, 2022. 

When Breeze Airways first took flight on May 27, 2021, Bradley was one of three destinations the airline served from day one.

Establishing Bradley as a fifth base means that the airline will permanently house aircraft at the airport; hire local pilots, flight attendants, and mechanics; and fly new routes. This move will create over 200 jobs locally, and will add eight new routes to Connecticut. 

The four destinations that the airline currently serves from Bradley include Charleston, South Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; Norfolk, Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Breeze plans to announce the eight new destinations that it is adding at the airport in the coming weeks.

“Our vision to transform Bradley International Airport and drive continued growth has reached a significant milestone today,”Connecticut Airport executive director Kevin Dillion said in a statement. 

We thank Breeze Airways for recognizing Bradley International Airport’s high standing in the industry and for partnering with us to bring more jobs and exciting nonstop destinations to the region. We are honored to serve as Breeze’s fifth base and look forward to our expanded partnership.”

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