Flying to Burlington with Leahy BTV

Whether you're a local or a traveler seeking a quintessential New England experience, getting to the Marketplace is a breeze, thanks to the nearby Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport (or Leahy BTV for short), named in honor of Senator Patrick Leahy.

Arriving via Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport

Traveling to Burlington is made easy with Leahy BTV, which offers numerous direct flights from major cities across the United States and connections worldwide. Upon your arrival at the airport, you're just a short drive or a quick ride via public transportation to the bustling streets of downtown Burlington and the charming Church Street Marketplace.

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Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport

Leahy BTV, a Top 10 Small Airport in the U.S., as named by USA Today, is located adjacent to Burlington, Vermont, just ten minutes from Lake Champlain. Business and leisure travelers alike appreciate Leahy BTV’s friendliness and direct flights to:

  • Atlanta (ATL) via Delta
  • Charlotte (CLT) via American Airlines
  • Chicago (ORD) via United
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) via American Airlines
  • Denver (DEN) via United, Detroit (DTW) via Delta
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP) via Sun Country Airlines and Delta
  • New York City (JFK, LGA, EWR) via United and Delta
  • Philadelphia (PHL) via American Airlines
  • Washington, DC (IAD) via United
  • Washington, DC (DCA) via American Airlines
  • and now Orlando (MCO), Tampa (TPA), Jacksonville (JAX) and Raleigh-Durham (RDU) via Breeze Airways. 

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Project NexT

Largest Sustainable Infrastructure Project at Leahy BTV

Improved amenities will be offered, inclusive of new vendor space, gate areas, and jet bridges! All part of the new terminal building “Project NexT” to replace the north concourse, the latest and largest sustainable infrastructure project at Leahy BTV.

What is Project NexT?

Project NexT has been on the Airport’s planning and development Master Plan for close to a decade. The terminal building will be transformed to become linear and interconnected to enhance operational efficiency and safety. For travelers, improved amenities will be offered, inclusive of new vendor space, gate areas, and jet bridges. For airport partners, airline storage and baggage claim space will be re-designed to meet current equipment needs.

How will Project NexT be funded?

Funding to execute Project NexT is anticipated from the FAA through the typical Airport Improvement Program (AIP) process, with the funds coming with Senator Leahy’s support in the FY23 Congressional Directed Spending Bill. The appropriation provides 90% funding once the project is bid and the grant offer is received. The 10% local share will be supplemented with Passenger Facility Charges (PFC).

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Leahy BTV has been named one of the Top 10 Small Airports in the U.S. by USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards 2023

"Leahy BTV is humbled and grateful to receive this distinction out of hundreds of airports across the US," said Nic Longo, Director of Aviation. "The hard work and dedication of the Leahy BTV employees and business partners is the driving force behind this honor, their relentless work is unparalleled - without them, this honor would not be possible."

USA Today described BTV in their announcement as, "Vermont's largest city offers a front row seat to the abundant beauty of Lake Champlain, and fortunately, Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport can be found just a few miles east of its sparkling shores. Flights around here reach as far as Denver and Miami, and on-property amenities like wooden rocking chairs add a touch of bucolic Green Mountain State charm."

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The Church Street Marketplace is more than just a shopping destination—it's the beating heart of Burlington's community life. From seasonal festivals to impromptu street performances, there's always something happening here. So, whether you're flying in for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, make the Church Street Marketplace your first stop to experience the vibrant spirit of Burlington, Vermont.