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"We are reimagining travel through Bradley International Airport," said CAA Executive Director Kevin A. Dillon.
Last year's passenger data represented a 1.2% year-over-year increase.
In addition to distribution centers in Wallingford and Bristol, Amazon has operated a 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Windsor since 2015; opened an 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in North Haven in June; and is expected to begin operating another, two-building distribution center on Long Beach Blvd. in Stratford next year.
Returning commercial air flights to Sikorsky Memorial Airport has been a goal of Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim since his 2015 return to office.
Frontier Airlines uses Bradley for year-round nonstop flights to Denver and seasonal service to Orlando and Raleigh-Durham.
Renovations and expanded services – including new restaurants and retail outlets, as well as new domestic and international routes – are all on the menu.
An unnamed airline has expressed interest in bringing commercial service back to Bridgeport-owned Sikorsky, which hasn't offered commercial flights since the mid-1990s.
The new center, which will include a new consolidated rental car and ground transportation facility with 830 parking spaces, will house all rental car companies in one location.
Bradley’s passenger numbers make it the second-largest airport in New England, behind only Boston’s Logan Airport.
The airline will continue to offer nonstop service from Bradley to Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, St. Louis, and several destinations in Florida.
The facility was named for Lt. Eugene M. Bradley, who died in aircraft crash in August 1941 when the airport was a military base.
Frontier Airlines will expand its Bradley footprint by adding nonstop routes to Raleigh-Durham International and Orlando International airports.
The airline, which ceased operating out of Bradley International Airport in 2011, will begin nonstop flights to Denver on March 28.
Survey respondents praised the airport's on-site parking, plentiful charging stations and an overall relaxed atmosphere, according to Condé Nast Traveler magazine.
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