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BDL’s Dillon To Retire

Kevin Dillon said he will retire as executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), which oversees Bradley International Airport (BDL) in the Hartford area, effective January 2025. 

Dillon was appointed as the executive director of the CAA in 2012, and he first achieved federal regulatory approval to transition Bradley International Airport and five of the state’s general aviation airports from the Connecticut Department of Transportation to the newly established quasi-public agency later in 2013. 

Dillon’s effective leadership in prioritizing air service development, superior customer service, capital improvements, strong fiscal management, and innovation has resulted in transformational impact for the community with BDL reporting consecutive years of passenger growth, generated by the reestablishment of transatlantic and west coast service, as well as the diversification of airlines, including the introduction of the airport’s first ultra-low-cost carriers. 

“Out of my nearly 50 years in the aviation industry, I have spent the last 12 years leading the Connecticut Airport Authority,” said Dillon. “I have every confidence that the organization’s success will continue into the future. Leading an organization in this community has been a privilege, and I also want to express my sincere thanks to our local leaders and partners.”