WINDSOR LOCKS, CONNECTICUT – September 25, 2012 – The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) and Bradley International Airport (BDL) have announced the opening of a cell phone waiting lot at the Airport. It is conveniently located on Light Lane, which runs parallel to Route 75 (Ella T. Grasso Turnpike), near the intersection of Route 75 and Schoephoester Road. This secure, lighted location is a short 2 to 3 minute drive to the BDL arrivals area. Motorists should follow the posted signs on Schoephoester Road which will direct them to the cell phone waiting lot on Light Lane. This waiting area is equipped with a sign with a QR (Quick Response) code that allows customers to use their smart phones to scan the code and be connected directly to Bradley’s latest flight arrival information.
CAA Chair Mary Ellen Jones notes, “The opening of this cell phone waiting lot is in direct response to our customers’ requests; we are committed to enhancing our stakeholders’ total travel experience at Bradley International Airport.”
CAA Executive Director Kevin Dillon, A.A.E. comments, “Over the next few months, Airport staff will be closely monitoring this new customer amenity here at Bradley; we have heard and will continue to respond to the traveling public in order to fulfill the state of Connecticut’s commitment to total quality customer satisfaction at BDL.”
The CAA was established in 2011 to develop, improve, and operate Bradley and the state’s five general aviation airports (Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford, and Windham). The CAA Board consists of 11 members with a broad spectrum of experience in aviation-related and other industries as well as government. The goal of the CAA is to make Connecticut’s airports, specifically BDL, more attractive to new airlines and bring in new routes, which supports Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.
Bradley International Airport is the second largest airport in New England and serves an extensive geographic area, with a customer base that covers the entire Northeast, including Western Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey. According to the most recent economic impact analysis, Bradley contributes $4 billion in economic activity to the state of Connecticut and the surrounding region, representing $1.2 billion in wages and 18,000 full-time jobs.