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29 December, 2018

Bristol Airport shows off its new plans

 A radical new look for Bristol Airport.........
The UK's Bristol Airport has submitted a planning application to North Somerset Council seeking permission to increase capacity to handle up to 12 million passengers a year by the mid-2020s.

passenger numbers are expected to pass the nine million mark for the first time next year. The proposed development includes new infrastructure, improvements to existing facilities, and operational changes to ensure the airport can continue to meet the demand for air travel to and from the South West of the UK well into the next decade. Annual traffic through the terminal is currently limited to 10 million passengers under the current planning permission. 

The proposals represent the first practical step towards an exciting vision to develop the region’s international gateway to serve up to 20 million passengers a year by the mid-2040s. 

Under the new plans, the terminal will be further enlarged, with the additional space providing expanded passenger and baggage facilities. A canopy extension over a pedestrianised forecourt will improve the approach to the front of the building.


17 May, 2015

Bristol Airport Sussess

Passenger numbers soared to move than 500,000 last month, a new record for the South West Airport. Its the 13th consecutive month of growth at the regional airport and future growth is promised with new routes and a new winter schedule being planned.

BMI Regional saw traffic their passenger numbers increase with the launch of two new services to Paris and Dรผsseldorf. Other airlines including Brussels Airlines, EasyJet, Ryanair and Thomas Cook also recorded growth from Bristol.

New destinations for the summer include Bilbao, lsle of Man, Porto, Gibraltar, Catania, Cape Verde, Paphos and Hurghada.  Wizz Air is all set to make its Bristol debut in June with twice weekly flights to Katowice in Poland.

The airport management confirm a terminal extension is on schedule to open in July of this year that will increase services to passengers. Airport chief executive, Robert Sinclair, said: “Growth in passenger numbers supports investment in facilities such as the eastern terminal extension which will create additional space and seating, as well as a wider choice of shops and restaurants. It also demonstrates to airlines the strength of the market for air travel in the south-west as we work to attract exciting new routes to add to the 100-plus already on offer from Bristol.”